Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests.

Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the holiday party season fast approaching, a new study reveals that states that routinely perform randomized traffic stops and make DUI arrests have fewer drunk drivers on their roads.

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of outreach program was effective in helping poorer Americans quit smoking, researchers say.

Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five Americans turns to alcohol sometimes to help them fall asleep, but that can lead to sleep problems later in the night, a new study finds.

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When children land in the hospital, they are often given multiple drugs that could interact with each other in potentially harmful ways, a study of U.S. hospitals finds.

E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly a third of Hawaiian high school students have tried e-cigarettes, new research suggests.

Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking might hamper treatment for alcohol abuse, a new study indicates.

U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigarettes: CDC

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 16 million children in the United States can buy electronic cigarettes legally, even though the devices are not safe for them, a new government report says.

Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A national anti-smoking campaign featuring tips from former smokers was highly successful and cost-effective, a new study reports.