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    1. E-Cigarettes May Not Be Gateway to Smoking: Study

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes don't appear to entice teens to try smoking tobacco, a new study says. The researchers noted that doesn't mean that e-cigarettes are risk-free, but it should reassure parents that teens who try the devices may sim

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    2. Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are most likely to think about kicking their habit on Mondays, according to a new study, and this finding may help boost the effectiveness of anti-smoking campaigns. For the study, the investigators monitored online sear

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    3. Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick Habit

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they'll kick their habit. The findin

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    4. Former Smoker in Anti-Smoking Ads Dies of Cancer

      Cancer has claimed the life of a former smoker who had a prominent role in a U.S. government anti-smoking campaign that featured graphic ads. Terrie Hall, 53, died at a hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Monday, the Associated Press reported. Hall was diagnosed with oral and throat cancer and had he

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    5. 'Tips From Smokers' Campaign Beat Expectations

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A hard-hitting national smoking-cessation campaign -- the first ever to be federally funded -- proved very successful, essentially tripling the number of smokers that officials hoped would be inspired to quit, according to a n

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    6. E-Cigarettes Equal Nicotine Patches for Quitting?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes and nicotine patches are equally effective at helping smokers quit, according to findings from what's thought to be the first clinical trial to compare the two methods. However, e-cigarettes were more eff

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    7. Nicotine Addiction Level May Predict Weight Gain in Ex-Smokers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers with a serious nicotine addiction are more likely to gain weight than folks who are less addicted when they try to quit, even if they use nicotine replacement therapy, according to a new study by Japanese researcher

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    8. Cigarette Taxes Deter Heavy Drinking, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Higher cigarette taxes help reduce drinking among certain groups of people, U.S. researchers say. To assess the impact that increases in cigarette taxes between 2001-02 and 2004-05 had on drinking behavior, researchers analyzed d

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    9. Meditation Could Help Smokers Cut Down, Study Hints

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Learning a type of meditation technique might make it easier for smokers to cut down, at least on a short-term basis, new research suggests. The finding is based on the experiences of just five smokers, and could be purely coin

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    10. Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- A highly influential government panel of experts is recommending that older smokers at high risk of lung cancer receive annual low-dose CT scans to help detect and possibly prevent the spread of the fatal disease. The The U.S.

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