Young American women commonly smoke, but only very lightly, or they smoke on some days but not others, a new study finds.
People vape, or smoke electronic cigarettes, for various reasons, including to quit smoking regular cigarettes and even to boost their social image. Live Science keeps you up to date on all the research findings linked to vaping, answering questions about why people vape, how vaping affects the body and more.
Whether smoking marijuana contributes to weight gain may partly depend on how much pot a person smokes, according to a new study.
Back in the day, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble used to relax with a smoke, but times have changed.
Smoking may cause changes in cells that are linked cancers beyond lung cancer, including breast and gynecological cancers, a new study finds.
There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds.
Public health groups treat smoking as an epidemic, arguing that we addressed it too late in many countries but can prevent it in others.
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that e-cigarettes might put adolescents at risk for taking up traditional cigarettes. Teen use of e-cigarettes is skyrocketing.
Smoking cigarettes is linked to the disappearance of the Y chromosome in the blood — a side effect that might explain why men who smoke are at greater risk for cancer than women who smoke.
Depending on whom you ask, e-cigarettes are either a great tool to get people to quit smoking or another way to get people hooked on nicotine.
Smoking is to blame for about 14 million major medical conditions among American adults in a single year, a new study shows.
Smoking an electronic cigarette may come with unforeseen risks, such as exploding charging devices and accidental poisonings from nicotine exposure.
Policies aimed at lowering the rate of smoking may also lower the rate of suicide, a new study finds.
Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives have brain characteristics that are different from those who have never used drugs, a new study finds.
True statements about what smoking cigarettes can do to your health actually come as a surprise to many smokers, a new study suggests.
Teens who drink sports and energy drinks may also be more likely to engage in other unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, soda consumption and more hours of video game play, a new study finds.
Although electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been marketing as a way to help people quit smoking, a new study finds no evidence to support this claim.