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Woman with electronic cigarette.

Study Shows High Formaldehyde Risk From E-Cigs

Researchers from Portland State University in Oregon, who published a study three years ago about formaldehyde in electronic cigarettes, have updated their findings to indicate levels of the highly toxic substance in e-cig vapor are even higher than ...

By Diane Domina

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Why It’s Time to Stop Vaping Now

The news is only getting worse for e-cigarettes, which the CDC has linked to more than 450 possible cases of lung disease. We’ve got the latest plus advice on how to stay safe.

By Stephanie Stephens
Man vaping, e-cigarette.
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More Proof: E-Cigarettes Are Not Healthy

The flavorings in e-cigs might be enticing, but new research suggests they can cause significant damage to blood vessels. Here’s what you need to know about vaping—and how to quit all cigarettes for good.

By Lara DeSanto
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The Vaping Debate No One’s Talking About

There is no doubt that there are significant dangers associated with e-cigarettes, especially for teens. But some public-health experts say for people who just can’t give up traditional smokes, vaping could help prevent unnecessary cancer deaths. Could there be a middle ground?

By Leslie Goldman
woman smoking cigarette

Real-life Strategies to Quit Smoking

If you're trying to kick the habit, you probably won’t find these smoking-cessation techniques in any guidebook, but according to the men and women who tried them, they work!

By Jeanine Barone
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Never-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too

Turns out, anyone with lungs is at risk. But if you’ve never smoked and are facing a lung cancer diagnosis, here are 10 things you should know.

By Linda Rodgers
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How to Get Over Your Lung Cancer Guilt

No one single thing causes cancer, not even smoking. Get the facts so you can let go of the blame and focus on what matters most.

By Linda Rodgers
Woman worried about weight gain looking in a mirror.

Quit Smoking, Gain Weight, Don't Worry

The health benefits of quitting smoking outweigh the adverse effects of putting on weight as a result of quitting, says the American Heart Association (AHA).

By Diane Domina
Cigarette in hand.
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Smoking Reduces Your Ability to Fight Deadly Skin Cancer

A new study suggests people with melanoma are 40 percent less likely to survive the disease if they’ve been a smoker within the past 10 years or so.

By Diane Domina
Woman refusing a cigarette, trying to quit.

Trying to Quit Smoking? Here's Why Your Gender May Matter

When it comes to smoking cessation, gender matters quite a bit, according to a study showing women smoke in response to stress more than men.

By Diane Domina
Two women in car with secondhand smoke from cigarette.
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Secondhand Smoke Still Kills Tens of Thousands Every Year

About 58 million non-smokers in the United States are exposed to dangerous secondhand smoke each year, according to a report from the CDC.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Eli Hendel, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.