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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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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.

What Happens to Your Body After You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be daunting, but it can pay off more quickly than you expect. What happens days, months, and years after quitting?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

10 Ways You Can Prevent a Thyroid Problem

Can thyroid disease be prevented? Yes, if you know these 10 ways to prevent thyroid problems.

By Mary Shomon

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine May Help Smokers Quit

Evidence suggests that smokers who use e-cigarettes with nicotine are more likely to kick the habit than people who use the devices without nicotine.

By Deborah Kaplan

How Smoking Raises Risk of Stroke

Cigarette smokers have two to three times the risk of stroke than nonsmokers, and the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk.

By HealthAfter50

Behavior Swaps to Quit Smoking, For Good

Do your heart a favor this month and quit smoking. You probably know that cigarette smoking does a number not just on your lungs but on your heart and almost every part of your body. It increases your chance of getting heart disease and many other he...

By Yumhee Park

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Eli Hendel, M.D.

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

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional

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

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