cigarette smoking
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.
AACR Releases Tobacco Report
AACR Releases Tobacco Report
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014
Researchers and regulators reflect on the progress that has been made in preventing tobacco-related disease in the 50 years since the publication of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report. 
Brain’s Nicotine Center Found
Brain’s Nicotine Center Found
Bob Grant | Nov 15, 2013
Researchers pinpoint the interpeduncular nucleus as the home of nicotine withdrawal, suggesting that treatments targeted to region may aid smoking cessation.
Smoking, Taxes, and Genes
Smoking, Taxes, and Genes
Bob Grant | Dec 14, 2012
New research suggests that some smokers may carry a gene variant that makes them less likely to quit simply because cigarette taxes are raised.
Marlboro Chicks
Marlboro Chicks
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 5, 2012
Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.
Dangers of Second-Generation Smoke
Dangers of Second-Generation Smoke
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 5, 2012
Nicotine leaves epigenetic marks on the rat genome that make offspring and grand-offspring more prone to asthma.  
Roundup from Microbiology Meeting
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
Some of the interesting stories researchers were discussing at this year’s American Society of Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.
Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2011
Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.
Tobacco Company Versus Academia
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 6, 2011
The makers of Marlboro cigarettes are asking researchers at a Scottish university to disclose data on children’s thoughts on tobacco marketing.