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Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.
Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report.
Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

A few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study.
Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

Lung cancer can remain dormant for more than 20 years before suddenly becoming aggressive, a new study says.
Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.
Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million

Making all government-subsidized housing in the United States smoke-free could save nearly half a billion dollars a year in health care and housing-related costs, a new study indicates.
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.
Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report.
E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC

New research suggests that e-cigarette use by American adults who don't smoke has stalled.
Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

Cigarette tax hikes and smoke-free policies have not only cut tobacco use in the United States, they may have led to a noticeable drop in alcohol consumption, according to a new study.

 

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