Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends.

Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and obesity are both harmful to your health, but they also do considerable damage to your wallet, researchers report.

Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.

'Metabolizer Test' Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is notoriously tough, and some smokers may try different approaches for years before they succeed, if ever.

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people's risk of respiratory infections, whether or not it contains nicotine, a new laboratory study has found.

Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who want to quit smoking need every advantage they can get. Now, a new study finds that timing a quit attempt around certain points in the menstrual cycle may increase the chances of success.

Some Expert Tips to Help Smokers Finally Quit in 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution, and the American Lung Association has some tips that might help smokers make 2015 the year to really kick the habit.

How to Avoid a Smoking Relapse Over the Holidays

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can cause former smokers to reach for a cigarette, experts warn. But if you expect temptation, you'll be better prepared to fight it, they say.

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

FRIDAY, Jan.2, 2015((HealthDay News) -- It started as a deadly but little-known outbreak in West Africa, but the lethal and unchecked spread of the Ebola virus dominated U.S. headlines for much of 2014, making it one of the year's top health news stories.

ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to start smoking or drinking with each additional symptom they have of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or conduct disorder, new research suggests.