Health News

The Healing Power of Quitting Smoking
One more entry on the list of reasons to quit smoking: quitting may help your body heal its wounds. Many doctors, however, may not be talking about this benefit with their patients who smoke.
Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped
Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.
E-Cigs May Zap Addiction
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, may return a bit of independence to tobacco smokers who make the switch.
E-Cigs More Common Than Cigarettes Among Teens
Traditional cigarette smoking has been dropping among US teens for years. But there might be a new trend to consider — e-cigarettes.
New Treatment Helped More Patients Ditch Nicotine
If you can fight fire with fire, why not fight addiction to nicotine with another chemical?
E-Cigs May Help Smokers Kick the Habit
It's tough to kick the smoking habit, but electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) may help.
More Teens Puffing on E-Cigs Than Experts Thought
At the moment, electronic cigarettes are unregulated, widely advertised and readily available in the US — and they may be catching on with teens. But parents can take action to keep their kids from using nicotine products of any kind.
New Report Ranks US States for Healthiness
The United Health Foundation today released its annual state health rankings. The states varied widely, and some national measures of health saw slight improvements.
Some Hookah Users Got 'Hooked' on Cigarettes
Alternative tobacco products like snus and hookahs may be gaining popularity among teens and young adults — and they may also spark later cigarette use.
Smoking Rate Hit All-Time Low
Efforts to reduce smoking like public bans and media campaigns may be having an effect. The number of Americans who smoke may be smaller than it has ever been.