Finland has set an ambitious goal of going 98% tobacco-free by 2040 through taxes, and fees and licenses for store owners who wish to sell tobacco products.
Smoking causes 40% of all cancer diagnoses, but the good new is that smoking rates are dropping, and they’re about 1/3 of what they were in 1965.
Researchers were shocked to find that the number of cancer diagnoses among children and young people in the U.K. had risen 40% in the past 16 years.
When a person quits smoking, the majority of the genetic damage eventually fades. However, a new study suggests that part that damage is permanent.
A new study shows that nicotine may help keep those who use it mentally sharp for longer than those who do not consume the chemical.
In November, residents of Denver, Colorado, will vote on whether marijuana consumption should be permitted in some indoor venues.
Researchers in England say that 30 minutes of vaping stiffens the aorta as much as 5 minutes of cigarette smoking.
After years of decline, nicotine use among teens appears to have plateaued. Researchers say it’s because more kids are using e-cigarettes.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year, but a new study suggests that more than 90% of strokes are preventable.
A new report shows that many children lack ideal cardiovascular health, due to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, leading to health problems later.
A new study shows that sitting for 8 hours per day can be as dangerous as obesity and even smoking, and you need to exercise this much to undo the damage.
Researchers have released a list of 6 deadly sins they say are most likely to shorten your life. Avoid them and experience a longer, healthier life.
Higher tobacco prices, new policies, new attitudes decrease smoking rates among teens. Exercise, herbals, acupuncture, yoga can all help smokers to quit.
Officials are alarmed at the increasing rates of gastroschisis, a potentially deadly birth defect of the abdominal wall believed to occur from environmental exposures.
The California state Senate passed a bill raising the smoking age from 18 to 21, but a new study suggests it might do little to reduce nicotine addiction and deaths.
Growing up with a parent who parents who smoke may increase the risk for COPD in later life, especially if your mom was a heavy smoker and you smoke, too.
Big Tobacco companies must publicly disclose the harmful effects of smoking. A U.S. District Court upheld a ruling of 15 years ago to this effect.