Bad News: E-Cigs Alter Cells a Lot Like Tobacco Does

A new cancer study brings more bad news to the e-cigarette industry. Scientists exposed human bronchial cells to e-cig vapor and found that it altered the cells in a way not dissimilar to tobacco. In other words, that delicious, seemingly risk-free nicotine vapor might not be so benign, after all. » 4/09/14 3:20pm 4/09/14 3:20pm

Tomorrow's Cancer-Blasting Wonder Drug Could Come From a Tobacco Plant

Australian researchers published findings this week on a newly-discovered plant compound that destroys cancer cells, but leaves healthy cells unharmed. They found it in possibly the last place you'd look for a cancer cure: the family of plants that brings us cancer's number-one culprit, tobacco. » 4/05/14 6:30pm 4/05/14 6:30pm

Here's What Happens When a Motorsport Maker Designs a Hookah

Hookahs, despite their long history in Middle Eastern cultures, are often treated as little more than fancy water pipes here in the US—something to be tucked away in a corner or stowed on a shelf when not in use. But this modern incarnation of the ancient smoking device is so drop-dead gorgeous, you'll want to display… » 2/21/14 4:20pm 2/21/14 4:20pm

Nicotine Vaccine Takes All the Fun Out of Smoking

Sometimes you want to smoke when you drink. Somewhere down the road, that turns into always smoking when you drink. Eventually that turns into just smoking. Cigarettes can be a tough habit to kick. But smokers might soon have some help. Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York have cooked up a possible » 6/29/12 1:20pm 6/29/12 1:20pm

Tobacco-Flavored Condoms, Party In Your Mouth

In order to promote safe sex among India's prostitutes, Hindustan Latex Ltd has developed "paan-flavored" condoms—making a man's...cigar...resemble the tasty Indian treat of betel nuts, spices and tobacco wrapped in betel leaves. At first you might say, "Sign me up!!" And we can certainly understand the enthusiasm. But are … » 7/18/07 8:46am 7/18/07 8:46am