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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Ways You Can Prevent a Thyroid Problem

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

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine May Help Smokers Quit
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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.

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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.

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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...