TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should take industry television ratings with a grain of salt, since they don't always reflect the true amount of violence, smoking and drinking in TV shows, a new study warns.

Fewer Cancer-Causing Chemicals in E-Cigs Than Regular Cigarettes: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes get the same levels of nicotine, but lower levels of toxins and cancer-causing chemicals, new research shows.

Smoking Bans in Affordable Housing Benefit All: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making affordable housing smoke-free lowers residents' exposure to secondhand smoke and may even help smokers quit, a new study finds.

Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor habits that take a toll on health are also costing Canadians an average of six fewer years of life, new research suggests.

Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kicking the smoking habit doesn't only boost your health, it may also help you build a wider circle of friendships, a new study says.

Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Money may help some smokers stub out their cigarettes for good, a new study suggests.

This Key Neighborhood Factor May Help Smokers Quit

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The inconvenience of having to walk farther to the nearest cigarette vendor might be enough to help smokers quit, a new study suggests.

U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most American children fall short of ideal heart health, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says.

Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The sale of e-cigarettes to minors will be banned starting Monday, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's long-awaited plan to extend the agency's regulatory powers across all tobacco products.

Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are struggling with mental health disorders are more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and use marijuana, a new Brazilian study suggests.