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  1. Exercise Helps Smokers Quit

    Oct. 24, 2006 -- Exercise helps people quit smoking, Austrian researchers find. Nicotine replacement is one of the most useful tools for people who want to kick their cigarette habit. But kicking these kickers into high gear works even better, find Ralf H. Zwick, MD, and colleagues at Otto Wagner Ho

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  2. Smoking Bans Quickly Boost Lung Health

    Oct. 10, 2006 -- Smoking bans in bars may be a quick boon to bar workers' lungs, a new study shows. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, comes from Scotland, which banned smoking in bars and other confined public places on March 26, 2006. The ban presented a golde

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  3. No-Smoking Laws May Help Hearts

    Sept. 25, 2006 -- Banning smoking in public places may slash heart attack hospitalizations within months, a new study shows. The study, published in Circulation's rapid access online edition, centers on Pueblo, Colo., located in southern Colorado. In 2003, Pueblo residents voted to ban smoking in al

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  4. Tougher to Quit Menthol Cigarettes?

    Sept. 25, 2006 -- Menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit smoking than nonmenthol cigarettes, doctors write in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The doctors included Mark Pletcher, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco. They checked data on 1,535 smokers from a 15-year study of heart

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  5. New Moms, Weight Worries, and Smoking

    Sept. 15, 2006 -- Women who quit smoking during pregnancy frequently take up the habit again after delivery. Now new research suggests that fears about weight gain may be a motivating factor for many. Researchers interviewed women who stopped smoking soon after learning they were pregnant. Those who

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  6. Chantix Helps Smokers Kick Habit

    Aug. 14, 2006 – The latest weapon in the war against smoking, Chantix, is an effective way for smokers to kick the habit without resorting to taking nicotine in other forms, according to two new studies. In one of the studies, Chantix was shown to be almost three times as effective as a placebo. It

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  7. Does Smoking Make You Drink More?

    July 24, 2006 -- People may drink more alcohol if they're smoking cigarettes between sips, a new study shows. Smoking and drinking often go together, though not all smokers drink and not all drinkers smoke. Researchers from Texas A&M University studied interactions between nicotine, which is found i

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  8. Phone Counseling May Help Smokers Quit

    July 18, 2006 -- New research shows that most smokers want to quit smoking , and that getting a little encouragement by phone might help them reach that goal. A new Gallup poll shows that a quarter of Americans aged 18 and older smoke cigarettes; 75% of them say they want to quit smoking. The poll,

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  9. Movie Smoking Greatest in Kids' Movies

    July 17, 2006 -- The silver screen may look a little hazy with cigarette smoke, especially in kids' films, according to a new study. The study comes from pediatrician James Sargent, MD, and colleagues at Dartmouth Medical School. They watched the top 100 box office hits for each year from 1996-2004

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  10. Quit Smoking, Quickly Improve Asthma

    July 14, 2006 -- Quitting smoking may have a quick pay off for people with asthma asthma. A single smoke-free week may be all it takes to start seeing improvements in asthma patients' lung function, researchers report in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "In smokers wit

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