Good news: quit smoking now and your risk of developing lung cancer will drop substantially in five years. Bad news: even if you quit, your risks will still be higher than a person who has never smoked before.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2018
Older smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking with just a $1 increase in cigarette prices. Can price hikes also encourage younger smokers to quit the unhealthy habit?
Public Health August 21, 2017
Seeing a person smoke cigarettes or use vape pens sparks desire in young smokers to smoke. The findings cast doubt on the potentials of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid.
Public Health January 19, 2017
Warning labels are there to deter smoking. However, researchers have found that testimonial warning labels are better than text-based ones in motivating smokers to quit.
Public Health December 12, 2016
Occasional smoking, or smoking only between one and 10 cigarettes per day is still linked with early death. People who smoke lightly also have higher risk of dying from lung cancer, heart disease or respiratory diseases compared with those who never smoked.
Public Health December 5, 2016
Smokers' houses were discovered to carry dangerous carcinogen residues responsible for lung cancer even months after quitting. The residues were found in household objects as well as walls because of the substances' capacity to penetrate deep layers of surfaces.
Public Health October 5, 2016
As the number of people who use e-cigarettes increases, the number of smokers who quit smoking also rises. Use of electronic cigarettes may indeed help smokers who want to stop their unhealthy habit, researchers say.
Public Health September 14, 2016
Smokers who want to reduce their alcohol intake should consider quitting smoking first. Those who attempted to quit smoking cigarettes are likely to reduce their alcohol consumption.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2016
Whether vaping can eventually lead to cigarette smoking among the youth has long been a topic of discussion. How do young adults and teens really perceive vaping?
Public Health June 20, 2016
Smoking during pregnancy reaps negative effects for both the mother and the baby. With that, as part of a new study, hospitals in France will offer pregnant women up to €300 in vouchers if they agree to quit smoking.
Public Health May 9, 2016
An influential British medical group endorsed e-cigarette use as an effective smoking cessation method. How did they arrive at such a conclusion despite the presence of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and some widely documented e-cigarette dangers?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016
Contrary to what health officials in the United States are saying, officials of Public Health England believe that the use of e-cigarettes is 95 percent less harmful to the body compared with regular cigarettes.
Life April 14, 2016
Micro-blogging site Twitter may be more effective than traditional methods of helping smokers kick the habit. Here's how the social media channel could assist in smoking cessation.
Life April 1, 2016
About half of women who were able to stay off cigarettes while pregnant returned to smoking within six months of giving birth. This was found by a new review of the effectiveness of stop-smoking services in the UK.
Life March 17, 2016
Quitting cold turkey is the best way to kick the habit of smoking, a new study in the United Kingdom has revealed. Researchers compared the all-at-once approach to gradual reduction.
Life March 15, 2016
Quitting smoking is difficult. Researchers understand this very well, turning to a drug approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer’s disease in aiding smokers quit their habit.
Life February 21, 2016
A new study in the United Kingdom found that the best time to ditch a bad habit like smoking is during a major life change. This could occur when you're changing jobs or moving house, researchers said.
Life January 28, 2016
A new study found that a person's ability to quit smoking is influenced by a dopamine-regulating gene. The findings of the study are said to provide evidence of the genetic association present in smoking cessation behaviors.
Life December 2, 2015
Latest results from a CDC survey reveals a significant decline in smoking rates. While it is very hard to quit, some people resort to bizarre ways to kick the habit and finally end their addiction once and for all.
Life November 16, 2015
Diabetics who smoke have increased risks for a range of unwanted illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and clogged arteries. Up to 14.6 percent of deaths among male diabetics worldwide can be attributed to smoking.
Life September 10, 2015
The part of the brain that may be significantly responsible for tobacco addiction has been determined by researchers. The study results may provide valuable inputs to develop more effective treatments for nicotine dependence.
Life September 10, 2015
Researchers found that while smoking may be associated with weight loss, it does not spare belly fat. The findings of a new study discovered that increased smoking may result in a 'pot belly' stomach.
Life August 20, 2015
An enzyme found in a bacterium that consumes nicotine for nitrogen and carbon shows potentials as another smoking cessation alternative.
Life August 11, 2015
Individuals who quit smoking 15 years ago may have the same heart risk as those who never smoked. A new study shows that the risk percentages of both groups are similar.
Life June 17, 2015
It may be difficult to quit smoking, but a new study provides evidence that financial incentive programs are effective in helping people quit the unhealthy habit.
Life May 19, 2015
Using a biomarker called nicotine metabolite ratio, researchers were able to determine the rate on which smokers metabolize the nicotine in their body and this could tell which smoking cessation treatment is more effective for them.
Life January 12, 2015