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    1. Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes should be raised to 21 across the United States, according to a new policy recommendation released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The strong statem

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    2. Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco: FDA

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Candy, fruit and other flavorings are hooking America's next generation of nicotine addicts, a new U.S. government study finds. Among kids aged 12 to 17 who had used tobacco, four out of five said the first product they

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    3. How I Quit Smoking

      My parents were smokers, and I said I would never smoke. Then came high school and teenage rebellion, so I tried smoking, but I was always athletic and it never really took root. After high school, I joined the military, which had a strong smoking culture at that time. It was a social thing -- takin

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    4. Anti-Smoking Drug May Help Women Sooner Than Men

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An effective prescription drug used to help people quit smoking initially helps women more than men, new research suggests. The study, from Yale School of Medicine, found that Chantix (varenicline) helped women mo

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    5. 'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are more likely to cut back or quit if they switch to cigarettes made from tobacco containing very low levels of nicotine, new research shows. In the study, the participants smoked nearly one-third fewer ciga

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    6. Flavored Tobacco May Entice Kids, Teens to Smoke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bubblegum, cotton candy, chocolate: Just a few of the tempting flavors often added to tobacco being consumed by American children and teens. Now, an analysis of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey finds that seven i

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    7. Most Smokers Haven't Considered Quitting

      THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The idea of quitting doesn't cross the minds of most smokers, and the few who do think about it don't actively try to quit. That's the conclusion of a 21-country study released Sept. 17 and done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whos

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    8. Smoking Linked to Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers have a much greater risk for type 2 diabetes than those who never smoked, and the same is true for those routinely exposed to secondhand smoke, a new study suggests. But the Harvard researchers said this i

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    9. FDA Bans Sale of New R.J. Reynolds Cigarettes

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to stop selling four new cigarette brands because they violate provisions of the 2009 tobacco control law. The agency determined that the

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    10. Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot: Survey

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new reason for parents to be concerned about e-cigarettes: nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds. And, parents may not always know it's happening. "Poli

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