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Smoking linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

People who smoke cigarettes or have smoked in the past may be more likely to develop Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study. Full story

How Safe Are E-Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes are handheld nicotine-delivery devices that, despite a devoted following, are currently swirling in controversy. Full story

Kids living in apartments get more secondhand smoke

Children may be at an increased risk of exposure to secondhand smoke by living in apartment complexes rather than in houses, a new study finds. Full story

Surgeon General: No 'safe' amount of tobacco

   The U.S. Surgeon General's new report on smoking warns that even the smallest amount of tobacco smoke damages DNA and can lead to cancer.

Factbox: Tobacco - One of the world's biggest health threats

Passive smoking kills an estimated 600,000 people a year worldwide, which means it accounts for around one percent of all deaths, World Health Organization researchers said in a study on Friday. Full story

Poof! European cruise goes up in smoke

Texas residents Shirley Campbell and Cynthia Jeffries had planned to spend several weeks cruising Europe on the trip of a lifetime. The friends booked two back-to-back cruises on two different cruise lines. The first cruise was great. But the second cruise caused Campbell to become very ill, which f Full story

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The inventor of the electronic cigarette, Hon Lik smokes his invention in Beiijng on May 25, 2009. Also known as an 'e-cigarette', the battery-powered device is designed as an alternative to cigarettes, cigars and pipes, and provides inhaled doses of nicotine by delivering a vaporized propylene glyc