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  1. Genetic Link to Teen Tobacco Addiction

    July 11, 2008 -- Smokers under age 17 who've inherited common genetic variations may be much more likely to face a lifetime of tobacco addiction. Researchers have found that European-Americans who begin daily smoking at an early age are at greater risk for long-term nicotine addiction if they carry

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  2. S. Epatha Merkerson Crusades Against Smoking

    The devastating effects of lung cancer are never too far from S. Epatha Merkerson's heart and mind. Two of her closest friends died from the disease. And in "nothing short of a miracle," a sister beat the grim statistics -- roughly 85% die within five years -- after a scare in the 1990s. A former sm

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  3. Midlife Smoking Causes Memory Problems

    June 9, 2008 -- Smoking in midlife results in poor memory and makes it harder to think and learn, according to research published in the June 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. What's more, developing cognitive problems in your 30s, 40s, and 50s may speed the onset of dementia. Smoking damage

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  4. The First 30 Days: Quit Smoking!

    By Nicole Yorio 5 ways to get started. Choose a date to stop smoking, giving yourself enough time to create a plan and to elicit advice from other people who’ve quit. Then, write in a journal how often you smoke and under what circumstances — once you’re aware of your triggers, you can come up with

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  5. Chantix Nixed for Pilots; Caution for Truckers, Bus Drivers

    May 23, 2008 -- The quit-smoking drug Chantix is being grounded for pilots and air traffic controllers, and Chantix use may be reason for medical examiners to disqualify interstate truckers and bus drivers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruled on Wednesday that "Chantix was no longer acce

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  6. Smokers Often Quit for Social Reasons

    May 21, 2008 -- The decision to quit smoking is a personal one, but it is strongly influenced by the people around you -- even people you don't know, intriguing new research shows. In the largest study ever to explore the collective social dynamics of smoking in the U.S., researchers concluded that

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  7. Breaking the Habit

    Almost 70% of adult smokers say they want to quit; the most common reason given is concern about their health. The concern is well justified. The four leading causes of death in the U.S. -- cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and lung disease -- are all strongly linked to cigarette smoke exposur

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  8. Panel: New Tools Help Smokers Quit

    May 8, 2008 -- An expert panel's new quit-smoking guideline says more smokers would quit if their doctors offered them both counseling and medication -- and if health plans covered the expense. The official 256-page U.S. Public Health Service guideline comes from a panel of 37 experts who reviewed s

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  9. Quit Smoking: Death Risk Drops Fast

    May 6, 2008 -- The risk of dying from smoking-related causes drops significantly within just a few years of giving up cigarettes, even for longtime smokers, new research shows. Within five years of quitting smoking, study participants experienced a 13% reduction in the risk of death from all causes,

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  10. Secondhand Smoke: Damage in Mere Minutes

    April 28, 2008 -- Just 30 minutes in a smoky room can cause profound blood vessel injury in healthy young adults, greatly increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in the May 6 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The findings add to the

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