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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. FDA Allows Two New Cigarettes to Hit Market

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Using its newfound authority to regulate tobacco, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time allowed two new cigarette brands to hit the market. The agency also rejected requests to allow the marketing of fo

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    5. Smokers Cost Employers More Than Nonsmokers

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to nonsmoking employees, every staff member who lights up costs their employer nearly $6,000 more each year, according to a new report. The researchers found that more time off, smoking breaks and added health c

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    6. 'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect You

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who opt for nonsmoking rooms in hotels with a partial smoking ban are not fully protected from harmful exposure to so-called "thirdhand" smoke, according to a new study. Smoking in hotels leaves a trail of tobacco

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    7. Nicotine Craving May Be Temporarily Eased by This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Noninvasive stimulation of an area of the brain linked to addiction seems to temporarily ease smokers' cravings for nicotine, a preliminary study finds. The technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), is already app

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    8. Quit Smoking, Help Heart: Even if You Gain Weight

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even though many smokers fear the weight gain that often comes with quitting, a new study suggests those extra pounds won't undo the health benefits of kicking the habit. The study, of more than 3,200 U.S. adults, found that form

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    9. Mentally Ill Adults Have Very High Smoking Rates

      Feb. 8, 2013 -- Adults with mental illness have a smoking rate 70% higher than adults with no mental illness, a new report suggests. The report, from the CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), showed that 36% of the 45.7 million Americans with some type of me

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    10. Smokers Die About a Decade Earlier on Average

      Jan. 23, 2013 -- Women who smoke are now just as likely to die of lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases as men -- and smokers of both sexes die, on average, about a decade earlier than non-smokers. These were among the findings from two major studies examining death rate trends among smoker

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