Health News

Heart Healthy Smoking Cessation Therapies
Kicking the smoking habit can improve overall health and quality of life. A recent review investigates where smoking cessation therapies affect heart health.
The Heart Can Heal After Quitting Smoking
For years, healthcare professionals have known that quitting smoking can improve heart health. It may be that the heart can heal even faster than previously thought.
Teens' Tobacco Use a Changing Landscape
Measuring teens' tobacco use no longer means just seeing if they smoke cigarettes. A new study suggests that teens may be increasing their use of new or different tobacco products.
A Breath of Fresh Air for COPD Awareness
Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale - most people don't even think about this constant action. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are usually very aware of the crucial act of breathing, and this month, the general public is being urged to become more aware as well.
Secondhand Smoke on the Clock
When a worker smokes while on the clock, their fellow employees are also exposed to harmful cigarette smoke. Authors of a new study wanted to explore if a workplace ban on smoking had reduced secondhand exposure to smoke while on the job.
Worse Spondylitis May Be New Reason to Kick the Habit
There are many reasons to quit smoking, and people with ankylosing spondylitis can add another to the list.
Tobacco Flavors Keep Teens Smoking
Flavored tobacco products may mislead teens about the harms of smoking. By masking the harshness of tobacco, minors might not understand that the risks are still the same.
Smoke-Free Homes Discouraged Smoking Overall
Smoking rates have dropped over the years partly due to no-smoking laws inside certain buildings. Smoking rates may drop further if people outlawed smoking in their homes too.
Smoking Might Be Worse Than Thought
Smoking is unhealthy — no doubt about it. And new research is suggesting that the habit might be even worse than previously thought.
Social Sites Support Quitting Smokers
Quitting smoking is a challenge for most people. But getting involved with a smoking cessation group online may help support folks as they try to kick the habit.