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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Smoking May Impair Teens' Attention

    March 21, 2007 -- Teens may have more trouble paying attention if they smoke, especially if their mothers smoked cigarettes during pregnancy. That news comes from researchers including Leslie Jacobsen, MD, of the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics at Yale University's medical school. Exposure

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  5. Quitting Smoking Helps Arteries

    March 19, 2007 -- Quitting smoking and staying off cigarettes for more than a decade may erase some of the heart risks of smoking. That news comes from an Irish study that compared arterial stiffness in 554 smokers, former smokers, and nonsmokers. Healthy arteries are not stiff. The study showed tha

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  6. Exercise Helps Kick Cigarette Cravings

    March 13, 2007 -- Exercise may curb cigarette cravings, even if you've only got five minutes and don't want to get sweaty. Walking briskly for five minutes or doing some stretches may help kill cigarette cravings. Longer, more intense exercise sessions also help but aren't necessary. That's accordin

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  7. FDA May Get New Power Over Tobacco

    Feb. 15, 2007 -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would give the FDA new power to regulate tobacco. The bill has languished in Congress for several years. But backers say they're confident that broad bipartisan support will succeed in putting it on President Bush'

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  8. FDA May Get New Power Over Tobacco

    Feb. 15, 2007 -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would give the FDA new power to regulate tobacco. The bill has languished in Congress for several years. But backers say they’re confident that broad bipartisan support will succeed in putting it on President Bush’

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  9. Switching to Smokeless Tobacco No Cure

    Feb. 14, 2007 -- Switching from cigarettes to snuff or chewing tobacco isn’t nearly as healthy as quitting tobacco altogether. A new study shows cigarette smokers who changed to spitting smokeless tobacco products are still more likely to die from tobacco-related diseases such as lung cancer and hea

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  10. Supersize Cigarette Warning Label?

    Feb. 6, 2007 -- American cigarette warning labels might be more effective if they were big and graphic -- like those in some other countries, according to a new study. The news appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In the study, researchers surveyed nearly 15,000

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