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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years. The study, which follo

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    6. Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help. The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also includ

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    7. Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigs as Anti-Smoking Aid

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days, and a new study finds many U.S. doctors recommending them to smokers as a way to kick the tobacco habit. "Even in the absence of evidence regarding the health impact of

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    8. Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn't warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says. On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related dea

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    9. Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review. Depression can make it more difficult to ride out the anxiety, cravings or lack of sleep that come with trying to quit cold turkey,

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    10. Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young adults don't realize that using hookahs can harm their health, a new study reveals. Hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Howe

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