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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds. "This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may vi

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  4. Pot Belly Linked to Heavy Smoking

    Aug. 21, 2015 -- A common fear among smokers is that they'll pile on the pounds if they quit the habit. But new research has found that heavy smokers are more likely to get pot bellies. Scientists say that while people who light up may have better control of their overall weight, heavy tobacco use t

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  5. Older Smokers With Migraines and Added Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migrai

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  6. Low-Nicotine Cigs Won't Necessarily Help Quitting

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don't help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds. "We don't know that very low-nicotine cigarettes will not reduce nicotine dependence, but progressively reducing nicotine conte

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  7. Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While overall smoking rates are falling in the United States, a new study points to one exception: Young women who often opt for "very light" smoking. The study defined a very light habit as smoking five or fewer cigaret

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  8. Smoking Linked to Schizophrenia

    July 10, 2015 -- People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than those who don't have the mental health condition, a study published in Lancet Psychiatry says. Experts at King's College London say that although links have been noted before between tobacco use and psychosis, there

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  9. Flavored Cigs Still Popular Online Despite Ban

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

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  10. Smoking and Major Cancer Deaths in Those Over 35

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates. In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,00

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