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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Nicotine 'E-Liquids' a Health Threat: Experts

    March 25, 2014 -- A potent, liquid form of nicotine poses a serious and potentially deadly threat, but is sold legally in stores across the United States and online. The so-called "e-liquids" -- which are the key ingredients in e-cigarettes -- are extracted from tobacco and enhanced with flavorings,

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  6. 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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  7. E-Cigarettes: What the Research Shows

    March 26, 2014 -- Teens usually start smoking cigarettes to be cool or rebellious, or because their friends are doing it. These days, though, the cigarettes they smoke are more and more of the electronic variety -- not tobacco.  The number of middle school and high school students who'd tried the ca

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  8. Why It's Hard to Kick the Smoking Habit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine withdrawal triggers changes to the brain that help explain why smokers have such a tough time quitting, a new study suggests. Up to 80 percent of smokers who try to quit eventually start smoking again. This lates

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  9. Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine patches don't seem to help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study has found. The study included 402 pregnant women in France who smoked at least five cigarettes a day. The women, who were 12 to 20 weeks' pre

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  10. Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children's arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says. Researchers looked at more than 3,700 adults in Australia a

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