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    1. Black Box Warning Should Remain on Chantix: Panel

      Oct. 17, 2014 -- A black box warning about suicide risks should remain on the anti-smoking drug Chantix until it can be reevaluated using findings from thorough scientific studies, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of experts said Thursday. Chantix has carried the FDA's strongest warning lab

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    2. Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report. "For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with m

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    3. Quitting Time: How to Stop Smoking for Good

      Congratulations! You've decided to quit smoking. But how? The answer depends on why you smoke. "Men smoke more for the effect of the nicotine. Women smoke more to regulate mood and stress," says Kelly P. Cosgrove, PhD. She's an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. So, a good

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    4. Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University

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    5. WHO's Call for E-Cigarette Ban Criticized

      Sept. 5, 2014 -- A report commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) into e-cigarettes, which called for them to be banned in public places and workplaces, has been criticized as misleading by a group of U.K. tobacco and addiction specialists. The WHO report says use of e-cigarettes could i

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    6. E-Cigarette Vapor May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke: Study

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand vapor created by one brand of electronic cigarette harbors fewer hazardous chemicals than regular cigarette smoke, although the researchers report the finding doesn't leave e-cigarettes in the clear. The stud

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    7. Study Counters Critics of Plain Cigarette Packaging

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia. Those problems were predicted by the tobacco in

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    8. Electronic Cigarettes: Q&A

      Editor's note: This story was updated on Aug. 26, 2014. April 25, 2014 -- The American Heart Association is urging the FDA to avoid delay in imposing regulations on e-cigarettes proposed in April. Those rules include banning the sale of e-cigarettes to kids under 18. That ban would go into effect 30

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    9. Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs: Number Tripled

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a threefold increase from 2011, a new U.S. study says. Researchers from the U.S. Centers f

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    10. Low-Nicotine Cigs May Not Lead to More Smoking

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don't smoke more to make up for the lower levels of nicotine, according to a new study. This means they don't inhale more toxic chemicals than other smokers, the researchers say.

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