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  1. Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according

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  2. Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee's full taste might be lost on smokers and former smokers, a new study suggests. Researchers in France found that smokers and former smokers were less able to detect bitter tastes than nonsmokers. They theorized t

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  3. Nicotine 'E-Liquids' a Health Threat: Experts

    March 25, 2014 -- A potent, liquid form of nicotine poses a serious and potentially deadly threat, but is sold legally in stores across the United States and online. The so-called "e-liquids" -- which are the key ingredients in e-cigarettes -- are extracted from tobacco and enhanced with flavorings,

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  4. E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to some advertising claims, electronic cigarettes don't help people quit or cut down on smoking, a new study says. Users of e-cigarettes inhale vaporized nicotine but not tobacco smoke. The unregulated devices

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  5. E-Cigarettes: What the Research Shows

    March 26, 2014 -- Teens usually start smoking cigarettes to be cool or rebellious, or because their friends are doing it. These days, though, the cigarettes they smoke are more and more of the electronic variety -- not tobacco.  The number of middle school and high school students who'd tried the ca

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  6. Why It's Hard to Kick the Smoking Habit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine withdrawal triggers changes to the brain that help explain why smokers have such a tough time quitting, a new study suggests. Up to 80 percent of smokers who try to quit eventually start smoking again. This lates

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  7. Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine patches don't seem to help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study has found. The study included 402 pregnant women in France who smoked at least five cigarettes a day. The women, who were 12 to 20 weeks' pre

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  8. Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children's arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says. Researchers looked at more than 3,700 adults in Australia a

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  9. Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking may be as good for your mental health as it is for your physical health, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 4,800 daily smokers in the United States who took part in two surveys conduc

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  10. CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The national drug store chain CVS Caremark said Wednesday that it's phasing out the sale of tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores across the United States. The company said cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobac

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