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    1. E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are promoted as a way to help smokers kick the habit, but a new study contends that the devices hamper rather than help. E-cigarette use actually lowers smokers' chances that they'll quit tobacco

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    2. Tobacco Exposure and Infertility, Early Menopause

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke may trigger early menopause and infertility in women, a new study suggests. Other research has linked smoking with higher rates of infertility and perhaps earlier menopause.

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    3. E-Cigs May Contain Chemicals Tied to Lung Disease

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many electronic cigarettes contain flavoring chemicals that may cause lung disease, researchers say. A team from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston tested 51 types of flavored e-cigarettes and liquids. The investiga

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    4. Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers have much more difficulty kicking the habit than others. Now, a new review of prior research identifies a potential culprit: genes. Researchers analyzed genetic differences cited in 22 studies involving nearly 9

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    5. E-Cigarettes 101

      Electronic cigarettes: Are they safer than tobacco? Or are they a high-tech way to hook a new generation on a bad nicotine habit? Nobody knows yet. Research into the effects of e-cigarettes lags behind their popularity. But ready or not, the era of e-cigarettes is here. It’s a booming, billion-dolla

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    6. U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans smoke than a decade ago, and those who still light up do so less often, federal health officials reported Thursday. Less than 17 percent of adults said they smoked in 2014, down from nearly 21 percent in 200

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    7. E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults: Report

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a first-of-its-kind look at electronic cigarettes, a new U.S. government study reports that nearly 13 percent of American adults have tried e-cigarettes at least once and almost 4 percent use them. According to the 2014

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    8. Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes should be raised to 21 across the United States, according to a new policy recommendation released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The strong statem

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    9. Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco: FDA

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Candy, fruit and other flavorings are hooking America's next generation of nicotine addicts, a new U.S. government study finds. Among kids aged 12 to 17 who had used tobacco, four out of five said the first product they

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    10. How I Quit Smoking

      My parents were smokers, and I said I would never smoke. Then came high school and teenage rebellion, so I tried smoking, but I was always athletic and it never really took root. After high school, I joined the military, which had a strong smoking culture at that time. It was a social thing -- takin

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