MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases black Americans' risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study warns.
PAD -- a narrowing of arteries that provide blood to the arms, legs, brain and other organs such as the kidneys -- can lead to stroke, kidney failure, erectile dysfunction, pain in the legs when walking and loss of limbs.
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking a hookah may be as damaging to blood vessels as smoking cigarettes, a new study suggests.
Hookahs, also known as water pipes, have been touted as a harmless alternative to cigarettes, but researchers found that blood vessels were affected in the same way. In addition, when hookah water is heated with charcoal, a marked increase in carbo...
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While much attention has been paid to the dangers of e-cigarette use among teens, new research shows that more than half of all tobacco smoked by young people comes from hookahs.
The researchers warned that smoking cessation strategies should include these water pipes, which are gaining popularity in this age group.
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer death rates among women have fallen in much of the United States, but have increased in two regions where smoking is more common, a new study finds.
The first cluster or "hot spot" comprises 669 counties in Appalachia and the Midwest, and the second is 81 counties in the northern Midwest, according to the analysis of U.S. Nationa...
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds.
The report, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asked teenagers whether they considered themselves tobacco users. It turned out that kids who favored products like electronic ci...
WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think hookah smoking is less harmful than cigarettes, but they might not realize that hookahs can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, a medical expert warns.
The devices -- also called water pipes -- are heated by burning charcoal. That releases carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas.