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  1. Young Adults Mimic Smoking in Movies

    Oct. 3, 2007 - Watching movie stars smoke on screen makes young adults more likely to smoke cigarettes themselves, according to a new study. Researchers found young adults aged 18-25 who watched the most movies with smoking stars were 77% more likely to have smoked recently and 86% more likely to be

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  2. Kentucky Highest in Adult Smokers

    Sept. 27, 2007 -- Adult smokers were most common in Kentucky and rarest in the U.S. Virgin Islands last year, according to a new CDC report. The CDC today released state-by-state statistics on the percentage of adult smokers nationwide who smoked cigarettes in 2006. The data show wide variation in t

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  3. Smoking May Hamper Ear Health

    Sept. 18, 2007 -- Need another reason to quit smoking? It might help your ears. New research shows that smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to have complications and worse hearing after surgery to correct chronic problems in their middle ear. That's according to J. Matthew Conoyer, MD, and colle

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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