Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows.

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase the risk of earlier death for people who've survived colon cancer, a new study warns.

Health Tip: Ready to Quit Smoking?

(HealthDay News) -- Smoking can lead to a number of serious health problems, from cancer to heart disease. And quitting the habit can foster immediate and longer-term health benefits.

E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research with mice shows that electronic cigarette vapor weakens the immune system in the lungs and contains some of the same harmful chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes.

Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows.

Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests.

58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer Americans are smoking and more communities have smoke-free laws, 58 million nonsmokers are still being exposed to secondhand smoke, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Together, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children and teens who smoke may also use a variety of other nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookahs and pipes, a new study finds.