Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke may require more anesthesia and painkillers during surgery than nonsmokers, according to a new study.

Smokers May Be Less Likely to Vote

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton may not matter to folks who light up: A new study finds smokers are less likely to vote than nonsmokers.

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research.

Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests.

Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who quit smoking when they have angioplasty -- a heart blood vessel-opening procedure -- have better outcomes, a new study finds.

Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers had poor health habits during pregnancy are at increased risk for obesity, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Facing Emotions Without Cigarettes

(HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking can be an emotional step, and there are ways to help you fight the temptation to resume the habit.

Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian teens are trying electronic cigarettes as often as they are experimenting with tobacco cigarettes, a new study shows.