The proposed standard would lower the nicotine content in cigarettes and cigars by 95% – a public health proposal that could prevent millions from becoming smokers in the first place.
Despite the popular belief that vitamin E and beta carotene supplements help prevent heart disease and cancer, the latest research suggests they do not – but the supplements do have potential risks.
Artificial stone, which is used mainly for kitchen benchtops, is a potent source of silica dust, which can scar the lung and cause lung cancer. Banning artificial stone could save lives.
As the comment period begins for the FDA’s proposed ban, public health experts explain the stakes.
Every cancer is different. Grouping cancer mutations by their structure and function could help make treatments more personalized.
South Africa’s approach to smoking doesn’t adequately support current smokers who want to quit.
Cancer mortality has dropped in the US, due largely to lower smoking rates, as well as early detection and better treatments. These advances often do not extend to people in developing nations.
The study found that ex-smokers had four times the amount of “normal” protective cells than smokers.
Pollutants like nitrogen dioxide are a silent killer, but everyone isn’t equally at risk.
What lessons can Australia learn from tackling asbestos to manage this latest preventable occupational hazard?
Vaping is under heavy scrutiny in the wake of six deaths and hundreds of illnesses. A product engineer who studies how people puff explains why the way users vape could be a clue.
Low-dose CT scans can detect lung cancer in smokers and former smokers at an early and sometimes treatable stage. Why are so few smokers and former smokers getting them?
April 15 is not only a day to pay individual taxes to the IRS. It is also the day that tobacco companies must pay a penalty to help offset states’ costs for the treatment of tobacco-related diseases.
A research lab at the University of Saskatchewan is pursuing the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare diagnoses.
As organs go, lungs do not receive a lot of attention, and diseases associated with them, such as lung cancer, historically have been underfunded. Here’s a look at how your amazing lungs function.
Asbestos litigation is the number one source of tort claims in the US, with many people decrying the filing of so many claims. But there’s a reason the claims persist. Asbestos isn’t going anywhere.
Smoking rates are at their lowest, but it has been a long and expensive struggle. Promoters of cigarette smoking have included not only tobacco companies but advertisers and even the US government.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month starts today, but observance of it often slips under the radar, in part because there are so few survivors. Here’s how the biggest cancer killer could actually be halted.
The Canadian government is currently drafting regulations on plain packaging for cigarettes. Tobacco companies are trying to weaken the regulations via lobbying and misleading PR campaigns.
It’s clear that socioeconomic position has a strong influence on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia.