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    1. Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, dif

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    2. FDA Bans Underage E-Cigarette Sales

      May 5, 2016 -- The FDA will bar the sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco to anyone under 18. The agency announced new rules Thursday that add those products to laws covering the sale of other tobacco items like cigarettes. It says the move is aimed at reducing the number of teens who us

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    3. E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds. Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictiv

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    4. Anti-Smoking Drugs Don’t Risk Mental Health: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don't appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. "Clinical

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    5. FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they are targeting rural teenagers with a new $36 million ad campaign that highlights the health risks associated with chewing tobacco. The campaign's message -- "smokeless doesn

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    6. Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman smokes, the fetus' DNA is altered in ways also seen in adult smokers, researchers say. The researchers were also able to pinpoint new development-related genes that were affected by a mother-to-be'

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    7. Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking can dramatically change the balance of bacterial species in the mouth, which may affect the risk of mouth, lung and digestive system diseases, a new study says. The research also found that the proper mix of bact

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    8. 'Cold Turkey' May Work Best for Quitting Smoking

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What's the best way to kick a smoking habit? New research suggests quitting all at once beats a more gradual approach. The study found that after four weeks, nearly half of those who quit "cold turkey" were still not smok

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    9. Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends. The discs, located between your vertebrae, absorb shock to the spine. They become dehydrate

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    10. Lung-Irritating Chemical Found in Flavored E-Cigs

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests. "It might be the case that if the user of an electronic

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