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    1. More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes may be getting the message that cigarettes are bad for their health, but the same can't be said for smokeless tobacco, a new government report shows. In fact, these young athletes were almost 80 pe

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    2. Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 Yearly

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While cigarette smoking is a known killer, many people don't realize that smokeless tobacco is linked to more than a quarter of a million deaths worldwide each year, British researchers report. The University of York te

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    3. U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals. That's down from nearly 17 percent in 2014 and almost 18 percent in 201

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    4. FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims

      Aug. 27, 2015 -- Three tobacco companies have been sent warning letters for making "additive-free" and/or "natural" claims on cigarette labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The warning letters were issued to ITG Brands LLC for Winston cigarettes labeled additive-free, Santa F

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    5. Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds. "This is concerning as it suggests that even a substantial proportion of nonsmokers may vi

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    6. Pot Belly Linked to Heavy Smoking

      Aug. 21, 2015 -- A common fear among smokers is that they'll pile on the pounds if they quit the habit. But new research has found that heavy smokers are more likely to get pot bellies. Scientists say that while people who light up may have better control of their overall weight, heavy tobacco use t

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    7. Older Smokers With Migraines and Added Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migrai

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    8. Low-Nicotine Cigs Won't Necessarily Help Quitting

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don't help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds. "We don't know that very low-nicotine cigarettes will not reduce nicotine dependence, but progressively reducing nicotine conte

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    9. Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While overall smoking rates are falling in the United States, a new study points to one exception: Young women who often opt for "very light" smoking. The study defined a very light habit as smoking five or fewer cigaret

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    10. Smoking Linked to Schizophrenia

      July 10, 2015 -- People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than those who don't have the mental health condition, a study published in Lancet Psychiatry says. Experts at King's College London say that although links have been noted before between tobacco use and psychosis, there

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