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  1. Smoking May Turn on Lung Cancer Genes

    Aug. 29, 2007 -- Smoking is by far the biggest cause of lung cancer, but about half of new cancers occur among people who have given up tobacco. Now new genetic research may help explain why former smokers remain at risk. A history of heavy smoking was found to switch on genes that may increase susc

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  2. Smoking May Hurt Eyes

    Aug. 13, 2007 -- The long list of health risks associated with smoking just got a little longer. New research shows that smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop the late stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in Western nations, according t

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  3. Poll: Fewer Americans Smoking

    July 27, 2007 -- A new Gallup poll on smoking shows that 21% of U.S. adults currently smoke cigarettes. That smoking statistic has never been lower since Gallup began polling people in the U.S. about smoking -- though it's roughly the same figure as in 1999, 2004, and 2006. Gallup first started aski

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  4. Cigarette Pack Warnings May Get Scarier

    July 25, 2007 -- Those familiar surgeon general's health warnings on cigarette packages may be getting a lot more noticeable under an agreement reached in a Senate committee Wednesday. The deal would force the government to expand the size and color of the warnings on every pack of cigarettes. It wo

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  5. Smoking Ban Helps NYC Stop Smoking

    June 21, 2007 -- New smoking statistics show what a difference one city can make in a few years in quitting smoking. As of last year, New York City had 19% fewer adult smokers than it did in 2002, according to a study published today in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. That translate

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  6. How to Quit Smoking Like a Man

    I started smoking when I was a bored and lonely 17-year-old irrigating alfalfa fields in Utah for money and reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for enlightenment. I smoked watching magpies splash in the ditch, and for 20 years I kept sucking those nasty things for reasons of self-loath

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  7. Report Urges New Antismoking Efforts

    May 24, 2007 -- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Thursday endorsed steep cigarette tax increases and broad new FDA powers to steer the nation away from smoking. A report from the group essentially urges the nation to create an unfriendly environment for tobacco marketers through new regulation, sm

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  8. Smoking to Sway Movie Ratings

    May 11, 2007 -- Movie ratings will now be partly based on smoking shown on the silver screen. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) says it will consider on-screen smoking in its movie ratings system. Movies that "glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of an hi

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  9. Quit-Smoking Diet: Veggies, Milk

    April 5, 2007 -- Getting ready to quit smoking? Try eating more vegetables and less meat -- and swap that coffee for a glass of milk. A Duke University study shows that fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods make cigarettes taste terrible. But meat, coffee, and alcoholic beverages make smoking much tas

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  10. Smokers May Take More Sick Days

    March 28, 2007 -- Smokers take more sick days off from work than nonsmokers -- at least in Sweden, a study there shows. The study is based on data from more than 14,200 workers in Sweden aged 16-65. Between 1988 and 1991, the workers completed a survey in which they reported their smoking status and

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