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Can you smoke and donate blood?
Almost everyone can donate blood. However, some people who use nicotine or cannabis products may wonder if they are eligible blood donors. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Weed: Can it kill you?
Most medical experts agree there is very little risk of death from using marijuana alone. Read this article to learn more about the potential health risks of cannabis use and what the research says about the risk of dying. (Medical News Today)

Heart health: E-cigarettes just as, if not more, harmful than traditional cigarettes
Two new studies provide further evidence that electronic cigarettes may have various and serious adverse effects on cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive dissonance: What to know
Cognitive dissonance is a feeling of discomfort that a person can experience when they hold two contradicting beliefs. We provide several examples of cognitive dissonance in this article. (Medical News Today)

Lung injury outbreak: CDC warn against certain vaping products
As the number of vaping-related lung injury cases in the U.S. reaches almost 1,300, the CDC warn of the dangers of some e-cigarettes and vaping products. (Medical News Today)

How to help people with cancer stop smoking
Quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis can improve survival rates. A recent study tests a tailored tobacco treatment program for people with cancer. (Medical News Today)

Does vaping without nicotine have any side effects?
Many people believe that vaping is a harmless alternative to smoking. However, research into the safety of vaping is still in its early stages. Learn what the current research says about the side effects of vaping without nicotine. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cataract surgery
Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore vision. Learn about what to expect from the different surgical procedures. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs
New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells. (Medical News Today)

Depression may be on the rise among people who used to smoke
A large observational study finds that the rates of major depression, marijuana use, and binge drinking are on the rise among people who quit smoking. (Medical News Today)

How do nicotine-free e-cigarettes affect blood vessels?
New research looks into the short term effects of vaping on blood vessels. Nicotine-free e-cigarettes may be more harmful than experts previously believed. (Medical News Today)

Cigarette smoke increases superbug's antibiotic resistance
Scientists have exposed bacterial strains to cigarette smoke in the laboratory and found that the smoke increased the bacteria's resistance to antibiotics. (Medical News Today)

'Simply seeing green spaces' may help reduce cravings
Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco. (Medical News Today)

What to know about COPD and lung cancer
COPD is a group of conditions that have clear links to lung cancer. Smoking tobacco is the primary preventable risk factor for both of these diseases. Learn more about COPD and lung cancer here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about adult-onset asthma
In most cases, people develop asthma during childhood, but it can also arise in adults. This article explores adult-onset asthma, including its causes, symptoms, management, and risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?
Study uncovers a stress signaling cell mechanism through which damage to mitochondria can disrupt bone creation-resorption balance to promote osteoporosis. (Medical News Today)

What causes black mucus?
Black mucus or phlegm is usually a sign of an underlying condition, smoking, or exposure to pollutants. It may clear up on its own, but it sometimes requires treatment. Here, find out what causes black mucus and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

Smoking may not be related to dementia risk after all
Study of 531 cognitively healthy older adults over 11.5 years finds no link between smoking and dementia after accounting for 'competing risk' of death. (Medical News Today)

What to know about smoking and ulcerative colitis
Smoking has links to major health issues, but nicotine replacement products may help with ulcerative colitis. Some studies suggest that nicotine can ease symptoms in some people. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease
A recent study finds an association between sugary drinks and higher rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease, as well as higher cancer rates. (Medical News Today)

How does smoking affect the body?
Smoking cigarettes can affect the body in many ways, raising the risk of several serious health conditions. Learn more about the effects of smoking cigarettes in this article. (Medical News Today)

How to reduce your risk of asthma
Asthma risk factors include smoking, dust mites, and environmental pollutants, as well as many others. Steering clear of these risk factors can help people avoid developing the condition. Learn more about how to prevent asthma here. (Medical News Today)

Natural ways to cleanse your lungs
The lungs are self-cleaning organs, but people can also use certain methods to clear mucus and open up the airways. In this article, we look at seven natural ways in which people can try to cleanse their lungs. (Medical News Today)

How does smoking affect people with asthma?
Smoking, secondhand smoke, and e-cigarette vapor can all aggravate a person's asthma symptoms. Learn more about the link between asthma and smoking here. (Medical News Today)

How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues
As more people use e-cigarettes, debates about their safety continue. For now, NHS England and Scotland conclude that smoking tobacco does more harm. (Medical News Today)

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