Health News

College Students: Take 'Quit Smoking 101'
For young adults who smoke, relief is just around the corner. A new study shows young adults who quit smoking had improved respiratory function in as little as two weeks.
You've Come a Long Way Baby - Now Stop
It's common knowledge that smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer. But it turns out that smokers may have to worry about more than just their lungs, especially women.
Smoking Programs Yield Disappointing Results
Quitting smoking is a real challenge. Despite numerous treatments and new laws, the number of people actually quitting has not met anyone's expectations.
Why Crave a Cigarette?
Pavlov's dog was trained to salivate when it heard a bell, thinking it was dinner. The same is true for smokers and non-related imagery.
Nicotine Replacement Therapies Don't Work
Social Stigma Silences Smokers
Your doctor may be your best friend when it comes to quitting smoking. Unfortunately, there are still smokers who do not confide in their doctors and seek help in quitting.
Prenatal Smoking is Deadly
We've known for decades that smoking during pregnancy is potentially damaging for the baby, and has been linked to various birth defects, premature birth, underdeveloped lungs, low birthweight and many other problems.
Ditch the Cigarettes to Live Your Life
There are many physical health reasons to quit smoking, but there are mental health reasons as well. Quitting smoking not only improves health but also quality of life.
Twin Study Shows Smoking is Genetic
Twins share many things and that may even include bad habits. A new study involving twins discovered that smoking may be genetically influenced.
Smoking Gets Schooled
College is the first time many students are away from home. It can also be the first time they start smoking. A new study is looking for ways to prevent college smokers from becoming lifelong smokers.