Smoking, Even Moderately, is Associated With Sudden Death in Women, Shows Study

A study published recently in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology has shown that even light-to-moderate female smokers were more likely than nonsmokers to sudden cardiac death. Long-term smokers are at even greater risk, though the risks subside over time…

Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study

A new study has shown that changes found in smokers’ lungs can linger and affect the outcome of heart surgery even a year after quitting. The study, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, looked at the outcomes…

Quit Smoking: Prepare to Gain a Few Unwanted Pounds

Attempting to quit smoking is, according to a lot of people, one of the hardest things you’ll ever attempt to do in your entire life. Once you’re hooked, kicking the habit is harder than quitting most hardcore narcotics. Of course,…

Mobile App Boosts Stop Smoking Efforts

Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh is trying to find out…

Quit Smoking And Win Free Cigarettes?

In what seems like the most ridiculous anti-smoking campaign to date, Phillip-Morris is offering free cigarettes to smokers who feature the best tips on how they quit the habit. I am not serious, of course, but I would not put…