Healthline – 90 percent of smokers in study couldn’t quit after vaping for one year

While federal regulators have not approved vaping as a smoking cessation aid, it is nonetheless marketed by some as a life-saving strategy for smokers trying to quit.

Charleston Gazette- Mail – Study: Black lung growing, especially in central Appalachia

The rate of black lung disease in coal miners is growing, particularly in miners who work in central Appalachia, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health this week.

Reuters – Cigarette use declines among U.S. young women, but marijuana blunt use rises

Cigarette use decreased among young women – including pregnant women – during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new study. But, researchers found, use of marijuana blunts rose.

Newsweek – Prison inmates 40 times more likely to die from opioid overdose two weeks after release

For almost 80 percent of inmates, life after release often lands them back in prison. For others, that “revolving door” stops with a fatal drug overdose, usually days after their sentence ends, researchers said.

CNN – HPV: The gender-neutral killer in need of prevention among men

HPV is a group of 150 related viruses that can be transmitted through any form of sexual contact, whether kissing or intercourse. In most cases, the human body will get rid of it naturally, but certain high-risk types can develop into things like genital warts and cancers, including cervical, anal and throat.