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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images May Help Some Quit

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ghastly smoking-relating photos on cigarette packs do encourage smokers to quit, a new study finds. "This is the first top-quality evidence available that these warnings do change behavior," said lead researcher Noel Brew

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    4. Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain weeks of a woman's menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study suggests. Success was less likely when a "quit day" fell during the follicular phase, or first half of the monthly

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    5. Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers turn to e-cigarettes with the hope that the electronic nicotine delivery devices will help them give up regular cigarettes. But new research suggests that for most smokers, e-cigarettes aren't an acceptable al

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    6. Adult Smoking Rate Sees Largest Drop in 2 Decades

      May 24, 2016 -- The smoking rate among American adults fell from 17 percent in 2014 to 15 percent in 2015, the largest one-year decline in more than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The smoking rate has been declining for decades, but typically falls one percent

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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