E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds.

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.

Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.

Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return

SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.

Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.

Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.

Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who continue to smoke after undergoing artery-opening procedures have a much higher long-term risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than those who quit smoking or never smoked, a new study finds.

E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads for e-cigarettes trigger cravings for cigarettes in current and former smokers, a new study found.