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    1. Less Smoking, Sex Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

      By E.J. Mundell and Steve Reinberg HealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for parents from a new government report on teen behaviors: The rates of smoking, sex and physical fights among high school students are dropping. The 2013 survey found that the smoki

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    2. Text Messages May Double Smoker's Odds of Quitting

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Text messages providing tips, reminders and advice can help smokers quit, according to a new study. Researchers found that this type of cellphone program doubles the chances that a smoker will kick the habit. "Text

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    3. Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study by British researchers suggests that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking. The study found that people who wanted to quit smoking were about 60 percent more likely to succeed if they used e-cigarettes co

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    4. E-Cigarette Vapor's Potentially Harmful Particles

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into their lungs, potentially causing or worsening respiratory dise

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    5. Young Adults Think E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Ones

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of young parents are using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), while a wide majority of young adults believe e-cigarettes are less hazardous than regular cigarettes, according to a new survey. There's a grea

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    6. FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. The new rules, made public Thursday, would give the FDA the authority to regulate e

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    7. Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Rising Cause of Poisonings: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Calls related to poisoning from the liquid nicotin

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    8. Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according

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    9. Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee's full taste might be lost on smokers and former smokers, a new study suggests. Researchers in France found that smokers and former smokers were less able to detect bitter tastes than nonsmokers. They theorized t

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    10. E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to some advertising claims, electronic cigarettes don't help people quit or cut down on smoking, a new study says. Users of e-cigarettes inhale vaporized nicotine but not tobacco smoke. The unregulated devices

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