Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?
When it comes to lung cancer, there are various diagnostic tests used to determine the stage as well as how stage 1 and 2 lung cancer are defined. The good news: If it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a high cure rate.
The acting U.S. surgeon general says smoking is directly responsible for an even greater number of disease and illnesses, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancies.
To mark today’s World COPD Day, physicians here and abroad are reaching out to COPD sufferers to give them tips on taking control of their health.
If you're a smoker scheduled for surgery, know that smoking puts you at a higher risk for postoperative heart attacks, blood clots, pneumonia and even death. But there's also good news for smokers struggling to quit.
Plenty of people know the risks of cigarette smoke as it enters the body, but cigarette toxins present a high risk of bladder cancer as they leave the body. Experts say half of all bladder cancer deaths are caused by smoking.
While the average life expectancy is increasing, not everyone is enjoying a good quality of life. Here’s how you can decrease your risk of chronic disease and increase your odds of living not just longer — but better.
A study finds that health care professionals who simply talk to young children about the negative health effects of smoking can make a difference.
Put down that rescue inhaler. People with severe, persistent asthma may be eligible for new treatment called bronchial thermoplasty.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a cigarette smoker, cigar smoker or tobacco chewer. Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you’ll ever do.