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    1. E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says. And as many as two-thirds of these containers may not be child-resistant, the rese

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    2. Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth, a new study says. "In public health terms, these results are significant because one in five pregnant women s

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    3. E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- All electronic cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, and levels of those toxic compounds are affected by factors such as temperature, type and age of the device, a new study finds. The findings could be important to both m

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    4. Smoke Less, Drink Less?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who try to give up tobacco drink less alcohol than other smokers, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 6,300 smokers in England, including 144 who said they had attempted to quit smoki

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    5. What Is Snus?

      What if you didn’t smoke cigarettes, but you used snus instead? Would you be better off? Snus -- pronounced "snoose," like “loose” -- is a smokeless, moist powder tobacco pouch from Sweden that you place under your top lip. It comes in flavors such as mint and wintergreen. You don’t burn it, and you

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    6. Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes -- called subarachnoid hemorrhages -- are eight times more com

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    7. 1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decades of declines in smoking rates in the United States, one in five Americans still smokes or uses hookahs, e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Cigarettes

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    8. E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but a new study suggests that's not the case. In laboratory experiments on cultured cells, researchers from the University of Califor

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    9. Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers in southern states can still find plenty of places to spread secondhand smoke to others, a new report finds. In fact, no states in the U.S. Southeast have comprehensive smoke-free laws to protect nonsmokers from

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    10. Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may seem like eye-rolling teens never listen, but a new U.S. government report finds many kids are getting some health messages loud and clear. Smoking among high school students is at an all-time low. Slightly more th

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