Smoking increases Alzheimer's disease risk by 157 percent, a new study says.
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Death rates from mouth and throat cancer vary depending on education level and whether the cancer is caused by HPV.
With just a drag, nicotine receptors in the brain send chemicals that cause feelings of happiness and comfort.
By not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, eating well and staying fit, you can help to stave off cancer.
The speed at which our body breaks down polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, present in all cigarettes, sheds light on how quickly DNA damage can occur.
Smoking increases the risk that women will suffer from a debilitating disorder called peripheral artery disease.
U.S. life expectancy for men increased by more than 5 years from 1980 to 2006, and by about 3 years for women.
Kids born to moms who smoked while pregnant have a harder time with fine motor skills and coordination.