A study from France concluded smoking might protect against coronavirus. But particularly now, in the midst of a pandemic, it's critical we don't take headlines at face value.
An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
Early data suggests being a smoker might put you at higher risk if you catch coronavirus, so there's never been a better time to quit. The good news is the benefits are almost immediate.
Lockdown should be nuanced to the South African context of overcrowded accommodation and high levels of domestic violence. Permitting cigarette purchases and exercise might assist.
In terms of health harms, the risks of 'heat not burn' products are likely to sit somewhere between e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
The number of users is likely to grow and there are health risks, so now is the time to act.
The study found that ex-smokers had four times the amount of "normal" protective cells than smokers.
The FDA has banned flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids. But new research shows that the danger of flavors could go beyond their appeal to kids. The flavorings themselves could cause damage.
After a talk show host mocked Joaquin Phoenix for what she assumed was a cleft lip, the experts address what causes this most common of birth defects.
And why the gap may soon be closing in some countries.
As new vaping-related lung diseases continue to be identified, jurisdictions around the world might want to take a look at new vaping regulations in British Columbia, Canada.
As vaping increases among youth, so do the life-threatening lung injuries that accompany it. 'Popcorn lung' is the latest.
More than 20 countries have banned e-cigarettes.
We've still got a lot to learn about the long term health effects of vaping. But based on what we know so far, vaping liquids containing oils, and especially cannabis/THC liquids, should be avoided.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
The history of smell in 18th-century England reveals the complex story of scent and personal space.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
Scotland successfully targeted its smoking problem, now it needs to do the same for obesity.
They're effective – and popular.