It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.
Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general first declared that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer. Popular Science readers could have known that was coming.
Snow White totally could have happened
The EU makes its first ruling on the newly popular gadgets.
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
Don't worry, it doesn't hurt!
From our archive: a reporter's LSD trip, a guide to getting high during Prohibition, and more
It certainly looks that way if you hang around beer people.
By denaturing nicotine before it reaches the heart and brain, a new vaccine could mute the addictiveness of tobacco products
Does red wine make you live longer? Do bras cause cancer? Is sugar as addictive as cocaine and heroin? We uncover what headline-grabbing scientific studies really mean for your health
A new way to get sick and annoy passersby
Not at the hospital
Scientists discover the drug may help dementia patients retain memory for as many as six additional months
A study of social smokers and addicts reveals a likely genetic culprit
Sewage is more than just filth. It's evidence of our worst habits, everything from caffeine to cocaine, all ingested and flushed down the toilet. Now scientists are using wastewater to drug-test entire cities, and the results are sobering
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
Airplane-inspired amusement-park rides of the 1930s spawned some of todayâ€™s theme-park favorites
A brain-building diet menu
Dash of trivia, pinch of wit: a new compendium.
Neuroscience: How nicotine rewires your noggin.
It's not that bad.