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    1. '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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. More Than 40 States Get an 'F' for Tobacco Control

      Jan. 16, 2013 -- For its efforts to lessen smoking in the U.S. last year, the Obama administration is getting three D's and an F on the federal report card from the American Lung Association (ALA). In its annual "State of Tobacco Control" progress report, released today, the ALA cited a "missed oppo

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    7. FDA: Chantix May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

      Dec. 14, 2012 -- Smokers who take Chantix to stop smoking may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes compared to those who don’t take the drug, the FDA says. But the increased risk is small and should be weighed against the risks of continuing to smoke. Chantix is the top-selling smoking ce

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    8. Recreational Marijuana: Are There Health Effects?

      Dec. 11, 2012 -- On Monday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an order legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults. Last week, Washington was the first state to OK adult recreational use of the drug. Several other states are considering similar laws. While much research has focused on the

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    9. Smoking May Make Hangovers Worse

      Dec. 5, 2012 -- New research suggests that your hangover will be worse if you smoke when you drink. People who smoke on a day when they have been drinking alcohol heavily are twice as likely to report hangover symptoms as those who only drank. In the study of college students, heavy drinking was def

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    10. Smoking Bans Are on the Rise in Big Cities

      Nov. 15, 2012 -- The CDC says 30 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities are smoke-free, with absolutely no smoking allowed in any bar, restaurant, or workplace. And the news is even better than it looks. Several more of these big cities at least partially ban smoking. Los Angeles and Atlanta, for example, ar

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