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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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Risk Factors

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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Weight

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).

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Risk Factors

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.

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.

Two women in car with secondhand smoke from cigarette.
Risk Factors

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.

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Family Health

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.

Woman using vaping device.
Lifestyle

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.

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College

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.

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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.

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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.