Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The reason alcoholics struggle to stop smoking may be because their heavy drinking speeds up how quickly their body breaks down nicotine, a new study suggests.

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study.

If 1 in 10 U.S. Smokers Quits, $63 Billion Saved

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kicking the smoking habit boosts more than just your health -- it also saves money.

E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study

MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Calls to poison control centers about young children's exposure to e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in recent years, new research shows.

Young LGBT Adults Are Target of FDA Stop-Smoking Campaign

FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to reduce tobacco use by young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched an LGBT stop-smoking campaign.

Health Tip: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

(HealthDay News) -- People may turn to electronic cigarettes thinking they are a healthier alternative to smoking.

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as part of its long-awaited plan to extend the agency's regulatory powers across all tobacco products.

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests.

E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds.

No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don't appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests.