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Why Teens Vape
What are teens vaping for — nicotine or flavors?
FDA Issues New E-Cig Rules
New e-cigarette regulations include rules to prevent minors from vaping.
The Harms of Teen Vaping
Teens who wouldn't have started smoking in the first place may now be using electronic cigarettes, a new study found.
Smoking and Kidney Function in African-Americans
Cigarette smoking may increase kidney disease risk among African-Americans, according to a new study.
An Implant to Treat Opioid Dependence
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence.
Quit Smoking Rx and Your Brain
Medications that help patients quit smoking did not appear to cause serious neuropsychiatric side effects, a new study found.
FDA Targets Smokeless Tobacco in Rural Areas
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding its “The Real Cost” campaign to rural America.
Smoking May Put Baby's DNA at Risk
It's a well-known fact that smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby. Now, researchers may have a clearer picture as to why that is.
The Truth About Alcohol
You hear a lot about moderate alcohol intake and good health, but the research backing up those claims might be flawed, a new study found.
Depressed? You May Find It Harder to Quit
Managing depression and trying to quit smoking at the same time can be a balancing act. But do depressed patients need additional support to quit?