Vaping May Be Overriding Efforts to Get Kids to Quit Smoking

After years of decline, nicotine use among teens appears to have plateaued. Researchers say it’s because more kids are using e-cigarettes.


Study: Everyone Can Squash This 3rd Leading Cause of Death

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.


Most Kids Lack Ideal Cardiovascular Health: What do we Do?

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.


Study: Here’s How Much to Exercise to Undo the Damage from Sitting All Day

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.


Scientists Outline 6 ‘No Duh’ Habits that Will Shorten our Lives

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.


This Country’s Teen Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

Higher tobacco prices, new policies, new attitudes decrease smoking rates among teens. Exercise, herbals, acupuncture, yoga can all help smokers to quit.


A Strange Birth Defect is on the Rise in the United States, Says the CDC

Officials are alarmed at the increasing rates of gastroschisis, a potentially deadly birth defect of the abdominal wall believed to occur from environmental exposures.


California Became the 2nd State to Raise the Legal Smoking Age – Will it Help?

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.


Could Smoking Increase Kids’ Risk for COPD Later in Life?

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.


Tobacco Companies Again Ordered to Disclose Harm from Cigarettes

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.


Could This Hormone Shot Block Urges to Smoke, Drink, and Overeat?

In the next 5 years, an injection could become available that stops people’s cravings for cigarettes, alcohol, food, and other vices.


Study Finds Stress at Work is Just as Bad for Your Health as Second-Hand Smoke

Being stressed out at work is just as bad as regularly being exposed to second-hand smoke, a new at Harvard Business School and Stanford University finds.


Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit Without Withdrawal Symptoms

New research shows that smokers who use low-nicotine cigarettes may be more able to kick the smoking habit than those who do not use them.


England and Wales Prepare to Ban Smoking in Cars with Children Present

Smoking in your car with children present will soon be illegal in England and Wales, with the initial fine being 77 dollars.


The Simple Carbohydrate that Prevents Damage from Cigarettes

There just may be a way to mitigate the damage caused by smoking cigarettes, and the result could be a financial blockbuster to anyone who patents it.


Revolting Footage Shows Blackened Lungs from Smoking

In light of smoking dangers, a series of gross videos of damaged, blackened lungs have recently been released as part of another anti-smoking campaign.


Cannabis Continues to Eradicate Disease Despite Efforts to Suppress It

Despite government resistance, cannabis is slowly gaining the reputation it deserves – a healing plant with much medicinal value.