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E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.
CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.
Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return

Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.
Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.
Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.
Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Heart patients who continue to smoke after undergoing artery-opening procedures have a much higher long-term risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than those who quit smoking or never smoked, a new study finds.
E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings

Television ads for e-cigarettes trigger cravings for cigarettes in current and former smokers, a new study found.
E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors

College students who use tobacco, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, researchers report.

 

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