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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

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

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 After You Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking can be hard, but you may recover faster than you expect. Here's what happens to your body days, months, and years after quitting smoking.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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