So, You’re That One Friend Who's Still Trying To Quit Smoking. Me Too.

The amazing thing about nicotine addiction: It's an addiction! Like, you feel like you can't stop no matter how much you want to! The second amazing thing about nicotine addiction: People who have never been addicted to cigarettes (or smoked significantly less than you before they quit) cannot fundamentally understand… » 6/08/13 2:00pm 6/08/13 2:00pm

Smoking Really Does Make Your Hangover Worse

Science has finally proven what we've all known to be true through our own anecdotal evidence: smoking cigarettes during a night of drinking will take your hangover from "my head hurts" to "somebody kill me." Researchers at Brown University have found "at the same number of drinks, people who smoke more likely to have a… » 12/05/12 11:10am 12/05/12 11:10am

But Seriously, Quit Smoking Before You're 30 So You Can Live a Decade…

Hardly revelatory news that cigarettes are bad for you, but UK researchers have found new data after completing their One Million Women Study, published in The Lancet: quit before you're 30, or even 40, and you'll tack another 10 years onto your life. 1.2 million women aged 50 to 69 participated in the study, which… » 10/27/12 12:30pm 10/27/12 12:30pm

More Teens Party for the First Time in June and July

Teenagers are more likely to smoke weed and cigarettes and drink alcohol for the first time in June and July, according to a new federal study. Around 5,000 teens aged 13-17 start lighting up cigarettes and 4,500 try pot each day for the first time during those months, as opposed to 3,000 to 4,000 a day during the… » 7/05/12 1:35pm 7/05/12 1:35pm

Court Rules FDA Can't Shame Smokers With Gross Cigarette Labels

The government has already jacked up taxes on cigarettes and forced smokers into the cold, but yesterday it lost a battle in its ongoing effort to scare and annoy smokers into quitting rather than just banning cigarettes. The FDA's plan to cover half of every cigarette label with disgusting images of rotten teeth and… » 11/08/11 12:00pm 11/08/11 12:00pm

The Smoking Babies Of Indonesia

It's been some time since the Smoking Baby went viral, and ABC's 20/20 thought it time to check up on him. Last we heard, he was down to a mere pack or two of cigarettes per day, which seemed like enough of an improvement — until ABC discovered that there's not just one Smoking Baby in that neck of the woods. » 9/12/11 3:00pm 9/12/11 3:00pm

Scientists Determined To Ruin Your Morning Cigarette

You're probably aware that starting the day by rolling out of bed and having a cigarette isn't good for you, but Penn State researchers say it may be even worse than you think. A study of 7,610 smokers found that smoking in the first 30 minutes after waking nearly doubles the risk of developing lung cancer. Another… » 8/09/11 10:10am 8/09/11 10:10am