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  1. Flavored Tobacco May Entice Kids, Teens to Smoke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bubblegum, cotton candy, chocolate: Just a few of the tempting flavors often added to tobacco being consumed by American children and teens. Now, an analysis of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey finds that seven i

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  2. 'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are more likely to cut back or quit if they switch to cigarettes made from tobacco containing very low levels of nicotine, new research shows. In the study, the participants smoked nearly one-third fewer ciga

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  3. Most Smokers Haven't Considered Quitting

    THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The idea of quitting doesn't cross the minds of most smokers, and the few who do think about it don't actively try to quit. That's the conclusion of a 21-country study released Sept. 17 and done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whos

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  4. Smoking Linked to Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers have a much greater risk for type 2 diabetes than those who never smoked, and the same is true for those routinely exposed to secondhand smoke, a new study suggests. But the Harvard researchers said this i

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  5. FDA Bans Sale of New R.J. Reynolds Cigarettes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to stop selling four new cigarette brands because they violate provisions of the 2009 tobacco control law. The agency determined that the

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  6. Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot: Survey

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new reason for parents to be concerned about e-cigarettes: nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds. And, parents may not always know it's happening. "Poli

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  7. More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew'

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes may be getting the message that cigarettes are bad for their health, but the same can't be said for smokeless tobacco, a new government report shows. In fact, these young athletes were almost 80 pe

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  8. Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 Yearly

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While cigarette smoking is a known killer, many people don't realize that smokeless tobacco is linked to more than a quarter of a million deaths worldwide each year, British researchers report. The University of York te

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  9. U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals. That's down from nearly 17 percent in 2014 and almost 18 percent in 201

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  10. FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims

    Aug. 27, 2015 -- Three tobacco companies have been sent warning letters for making "additive-free" and/or "natural" claims on cigarette labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The warning letters were issued to ITG Brands LLC for Winston cigarettes labeled additive-free, Santa F

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