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U.S. life expectancy for men increased by more than 5 years from 1980 to 2006, and by about 3 years for women.
A growing, aging population and unhealthy lifestyles account for projections of a near-doubling of cancer cases.
Kids born to moms who smoked while pregnant have a harder time with fine motor skills and coordination.
With just a drag, nicotine receptors in the brain send chemicals that cause feelings of happiness and comfort.
Nicotine inhibits nerve receptors in the brain that would otherwise stop the body from feeling pleasure from smoking.
Death rates from mouth and throat cancer vary depending on education level and whether the cancer is caused by HPV.
By not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, eating well and staying fit, you can help to stave off cancer.
Children living in apartment complexes may be at increased risk for exposure to secondhand smoke compared to those living in houses.
The speed at which our body breaks down polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, present in all cigarettes, sheds light on how quickly DNA damage can occur.