smoking

Is Teen Vaping on the Rise?

December 18, 2018

Vaping among America’s teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances — such as alcohol and opioids — has declined in recent years, [...]

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

November 5, 2018

In 1965, when Herbert Gilbert was granted the first patent on a smoke- and tobacco-­free cigarette, he wrote that the product would “provide a safe and harmless means for [...]

Is Sitting Bad for Your Brain?

April 17, 2018

Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older [...]

Can Smoking Lead to Hearing Loss?

March 16, 2018

Smoking cigarettes may raise the risk of hearing loss—and the more you smoke, the higher your risk, reveals a study of more than 50,000 adults in Japan published today in [...]

Eat Peppers, Live Longer?

January 18, 2017

Eating hot chili peppers may help you live longer. A new analysis, in PLoS One, corroborates findings from an earlier study of spicy food that was conducted in China and [...]

How to Break a Bad Habit in 3 Steps

September 2, 2016

Try Mindfulness You’re a nail biter. Spend too much time on the couch watching TV. A chip fiend and chronic late-night snacker. But here’s some good news if you have a [...]