cigarette smoking
Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping
Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping
Aggie Mika | Oct 19, 2017
New evidence suggests e-cigarettes are not without risks to human health, but can be useful in getting people to kick their smoking habit.
Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found
Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found
Shawna Williams | Sep 5, 2017
Genetic variants in Alzheimer’s- and smoking-related genes appear to be under selection pressure, according to a study comparing the genomes of old and young participants.
Smoking on a Chip
Smoking on a Chip
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
A new device from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University simulates the effects of cigarette smoke on human lungs.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2016
Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.
Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?
Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?
Jef Akst | Aug 10, 2015
A compound that degrades nicotine before it reaches the brain could serve as a successful smoking cessation therapy, according to an in vitro study.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2015
April 2015's selection of notable quotes
Focus on Sex
Focus on Sex
Molly Sharlach | Dec 29, 2014
In 2014, new research findings and guidelines brought increased attention to biological differences between males and females.
Vanishing Y Chromosomes
Vanishing Y Chromosomes
Molly Sharlach | Dec 4, 2014
A new study reveals an association between smoking and rates of Y chromosome loss in blood cells, which may explain elevated cancer risk among male smokers.
Sniff While You Sleep
Sniff While You Sleep
Molly Sharlach | Nov 14, 2014
Smokers light up less after smelling cigarette smoke together with foul odors during sleep, a study shows.