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  1. U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said. In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette

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  2. Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff: Study

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene. Benzene has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific team reporting

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  3. Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?

    Nov. 20, 2014 -- Bad smells during sleep may teach smokers to dislike cigarettes and help them cut back, a new study hints. Smokers who were exposed to the smell of cigarettes along with an unpleasant odor during a single night of sleep smoked less for days afterward, the researchers found. This stu

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  4. Even With Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Healthier

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do add a few pounds once you quit, your post-cigarette health is still much better than if

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  5. Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that non-smoking people who sit in cars with smokers inhale some of the same cancer-causing substances and other toxins. But, it's not clear what this means for the health of non-smokers, the research

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  6. Chronic Pot Smoking May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term marijuana use appears to alter a person's brain, causing one region associated with addiction to shrink and forcing the rest of the brain to work overtime to compensate, a new study reports. MRI scans revealed

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  7. Smokers Quick to Accept Plain-Packaged Cigarettes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an attempt to make smoking less attractive, Australia recently mandated that cigarette packs there be sold in plain wrappers with large, graphic health warnings. Some anti-smoking advocates have pushed for similar packa

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  8. Living With a Smoker Like Living in Polluted City

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are s

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  9. Black Box Warning Should Remain on Chantix: Panel

    Oct. 17, 2014 -- A black box warning about suicide risks should remain on the anti-smoking drug Chantix until it can be reevaluated using findings from thorough scientific studies, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of experts said Thursday. Chantix has carried the FDA's strongest warning lab

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  10. Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report. "For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with m

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