Dangers of Vaping Include Addictive Nicotine, Toxic Chemicals

Dangers of Vaping Include Addictive Nicotine, Toxic Chemicals

Had another day passed without medical intervention, 18-year-old Piper Johnson might have been unresponsive on a ventilator, her lungs under…

Toxic chemicals from cigarettes remain toxic in secondhand smoke

Toxic chemicals from cigarettes remain toxic in secondhand smoke

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is secondhand cigarette smoke dangerous to my health? ANSWER: The short answer to your…

Ask the Harvard Experts: Prevent COPD flare-ups to improve quality of life

Ask the Harvard Experts: Prevent COPD flare-ups to improve quality of life

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: My father’s doctor recently diagnosed him with a COPD exacerbation. What is this? How can…

Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The health benefits of quitting smoking are widely accepted, but researchers from…

Teen smoking on the rise as e-cigarettes become readily available

Teen smoking on the rise as e-cigarettes become readily available

The Kid’s Doctor By Sue Hubbard, M.D. E-cigarettes, which were a relatively obscure curiosity only a few years ago, are…

A few easy steps keep kidneys healthy

A few easy steps keep kidneys healthy

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I recently had a blood test that showed…

Lung disease in smokers who don’t have COPD

Lung disease in smokers who don’t have COPD

By Wynne Armand, M.D. Harvard Health Blog Smoking cigarettes damages your health in a number of ways. The top three…

Quitting smoking doesn’t have to mean big weight gain

Quitting smoking doesn’t have to mean big weight gain

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Harvard Health Blog Many people put off quitting smoking because they’re worried about gaining weight. Not…

Electronic Cigarettes: Vapor and Mirrors

Electronic Cigarettes: Vapor and Mirrors

By Morgan Lord Electronic cigarettes have been marketed as the safer, cleaner way to smoke. However, without Food and Drug…

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

Thursday’s Great American Smokeout

By Lauren Robb Tomorrow (November 15), marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th annual Great American Smokeout. This nationwide event occurs…