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  1. Low-Nicotine Cigs May Not Lead to More Smoking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don't smoke more to make up for the lower levels of nicotine, according to a new study. This means they don't inhale more toxic chemicals than other smokers, the researchers say.

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  2. Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help. The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also includ

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  3. For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years. The study, which follo

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  4. Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigs as Anti-Smoking Aid

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days, and a new study finds many U.S. doctors recommending them to smokers as a way to kick the tobacco habit. "Even in the absence of evidence regarding the health impact of

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  5. Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn't warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says. On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related dea

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  6. Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review. Depression can make it more difficult to ride out the anxiety, cravings or lack of sleep that come with trying to quit cold turkey,

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  7. Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young adults don't realize that using hookahs can harm their health, a new study reveals. Hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Howe

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  8. Combo Approach for Smokers Looking to Quit

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two anti-smoking approaches -- the medication Chantix and nicotine patches -- improves the odds you'll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests. "The combination appears to be safe,

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  9. CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during her pregnancy, wants people to know how important it is to keep trying to quit the dangerous habit. Her baby was born two months early, and spent weeks in an incubator. "She wasn'

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  10. Day's First Cigarette and Lung Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier smokers light that first cigarette of the day, the more likely they are to develop lung cancer, a new study finds. A research team, led by Dr. Fangyi Gu of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, interviewed more

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