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Proactively offering smokers free treatment to quit smoking is cost-effective

September 6, 2019

Quitting smoking is difficult and quit attempts are less likely to be successful without treatment. Many smokers want…
Nicotine-Free E-Cigarettes Can Damage Blood Vessels

August 23, 2019

Smoking e-cigarettes, also called vaping, has been marketed as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes and is rising…
In first-of-its-kind study, UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

August 21, 2019

Hookah waterpipe use has grown in popularity in recent years – 1 in 5 college students in the…
To Vape or Not to Vape?

August 5, 2019

Vaping and e-cigarettes have quickly become popular among teens today, but pulmonary expert, Wassim Walid Labaki, M.D., warns…
Cigarettes marketed as “natural” and “organic” are loaded with nicotine and toxicants, just like other cigarettes

July 11, 2019

Descriptors such as “natural” and “made from organic tobacco” in the marketing of Natural American Spirit cigarettes imply…
Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

July 3, 2019

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth…
Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation

June 18, 2019

For decades, Big Tobacco has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. That’s among…
Early Life Exposure to Nicotine Alters Neurons, Predisposes Brain to Addiction Later in Life

May 22, 2019

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters the reward circuity in the brains of newborn mice, increasing their preference for…
JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

April 17, 2019

Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity,…
Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth

March 12, 2019

When it comes to marketing electronic cigarettes to young people, fake news appears to stick. The U.S. Food…
This is a Neuron on Nicotine

February 13, 2019

When a person takes a puff on a cigarette, nicotine floods into the brain, latching onto receptors on…
Trying to quit smoking? New research suggests higher levels of nicotine may help

January 3, 2019

Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them…
Reducing drinking could help with smoking cessation, research finds

December 28, 2018

If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on…
Low-income, rural kids at higher risk for second- or third-hand smoke exposure

December 10, 2018

Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than…
Smoking could be linked to schizophrenia and psychosis

December 1, 2018

You know that smoking is not good for you, but do you know exactly how? Most smokers do…
Tobacco increases risk of schizophrenia, psychosis

November 21, 2018

Tobacco smokers are at increased risk of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to University of Queensland researchers.…
Father’s nicotine exposure may cause behavioral problems in future generations of his children

October 23, 2018

While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, far less has been known…
Study shows cigarillo flavors enhanced by high-intensity sweeteners

October 4, 2018

In a new study, Yale researchers found that popular brands of cigarillos are flavored with high-intensity sweeteners, potentially…
Immediately limiting nicotine in all cigarettes could reduce smoking

September 7, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advanced notice of a proposed rule in March that would reduce nicotine…
Study Suggests HUD’s New Smoke-Free Policy Will Help More Low-Income Smokers Quit

August 9, 2018

Enforcing residential bans on smoking could help large numbers of low-income people quit smoking, according to an analysis…
Trying to Quit Smoking? E-Cigarettes Add Health Risks Rather Than Help

August 9, 2018

E-cigarette companies promote their products as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes and even as a cessation aid.…
Novel molecular designs unlock therapeutic potential of nicotine receptors

June 11, 2018

Despite a WHO target to phase out tobacco usage by 2040, smoking remains one of the biggest global public health…
New Insights Into Nicotine’s Effect on Reward Pathways

May 31, 2018

Northwestern scientists have discovered new mechanisms used by nicotine to manipulate the brain’s reward pathway — findings which…
Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

March 19, 2018

The prevalence of diabetes has increased almost 10-fold in China since the early 1980s, with one in 10…
E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

March 7, 2018

Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes,…
Brain research points the way to new treatments for nicotine addiction

December 28, 2017

As the worldwide death toll from tobacco use continues to climb—it’s currently six million per year and is…
Consumption of Nicotine in Adolescence May Lead to Increased Alcohol Intake Later in Life

November 13, 2017

Researchers have long known that there is a link between nicotine and alcohol consumption. But the nature of…
Tiny worms may offer new clues about why it’s so hard to quit smoking

November 9, 2017

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute found that a previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute…
E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes, PATH study shows

June 14, 2017

People who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional…
Nicotine enhances bees’ activity

May 20, 2017

The researchers used artificial flowers in a tightly-monitored flight arena in the laboratory to mimic how flowering plants…
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