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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 ...

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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

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

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

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

Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes All at Once, or Slowly Lower the Level?

Dramatically reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes all at once would provide more health benefits overall than a gradual reduction, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Falling E-Cigarette Prices = Soaring Sales

From 2012 - 2016, sales of electronic cigarettes and vaping products in the U.S. increased, while prices of these products dropped, according to the CDC.

By Diane Domina

More U.S. College Campuses Are Tobacco-Free

More than twice as many colleges and universities in the United States were smoke- or tobacco-free in 2017 than in 2012, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

By Diane Domina

Smoking Exposure May Cause Toddler's Hearing Impairment

Research from Japan shows that exposure to tobacco smoke both prenatally and postnatally may raise the risk of hearing problems in children.

By Stephanie Stephens

6 Tips to Boost Male Fertility

Are you and your partner trying to conceive? Learn about lifestyle changes you can make to increase your sperm health and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Why Menthol Cigarettes Are More Dangerous

Many smokers believe that menthol cigarettes are safer. But research suggests that their health risks are even greater than regular cigarettes.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

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

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

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

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