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The Risks of Youth E-Cig Use
Experimenting is often how kids and teens learn. Experimenting with electronic cigarettes, however, may be risky.
Pulmonary Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Medical conditions that affect breathing can take an immediate toll on health and may set the stage for other serious problems later in life.
Smoking Tied to Large Number of Deaths in Asia
As smoking has begun to decline in some parts of the world, including the US, it is still increasing in other regions. A new study explored tobacco use in Asia.
Hookah Smoking Isn't A Safe Alternative
Hookah smoking may seem like a less harmful alternative to cigarettes. But the charcoal brick heating the hookah’s tobacco can expose a person to high levels of harmful chemicals.
50-Year Trends in Smoking Related Deaths
Too many people have died from smoking-related illnesses in the past 50 years. But there is good news: quitting smoking starts the healing process and immediately begins to reduce the risks of smoking-related disease.
Lung Cancer Check Advised for COPD Patients
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) often is the end result of a lifetime of smoking. So should COPD patients want to get a checkup for lung cancer as well?
Quit Smoking to Save Your Life
In case you haven't heard, smoking is bad for your health. The evidence keeps piling up that smoking can kill you. The good news is that quitting means a longer life.
Zapping Better Than Cutting
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) is commonly seen with lung cancer, because both diseases usually result from smoking. Patients who have COPD often have complications after lung cancer surgery.
Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis Linked to COPD
Two of the world's biggest killers are linked and new ways are needed to combat them. New research shows early detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can lead to better diagnosis of lung cancer.
Computing COPD Diagnosis in a New Way
Men (and women) who are or have been heavy smokers usually have a heavy chance of developing some sort of often deadly lung disease. Research suggests that a cancer detection screening method may be the best way to ID another killer.