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  1. NYC Extends Smoking Ban to E-Cigarettes

    Dec. 23, 2013 -- Electronic cigarettes have been added to the ban on smoking in New York City offices, parks, restaurants and bars. The measure passed in a 43-8 city vote at a city council meeting last week and will take effect in four months, Bloomberg News reported. E-cigarettes are battery-operat

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  2. Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart: Review

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for people trying to quit smoking: Aids such as nicotine gums and patches or smoking cessation drugs such as Chantix won't harm the heart. The new findings may ease concerns that some products that help pe

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  3. E-Cigarettes: Expert Q&A With the CDC

    “Vaping” is a new form of inhaling nicotine that the CDC would like to seriously curb. It’s what you do with an e-cigarette, and it’s gaining in popularity. The battery-powered cylinders deliver nicotine with a puff of hot gas, minus the smoke. E-cigarette use doubled among middle and high school st

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  4. Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- When willpower doesn't work, smokers who want to quit may have a new tool someday: magnetic brain stimulation. A study of 115 smokers found that 13 sessions of the treatment over three weeks helped some heavy smokers quit for

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  5. Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A study comparing the faces of identical twins confirms what many smokers fear -- the habit does prematurely age a person's skin, taking a serious toll on looks even after just five years. Researchers from Case Western Rese

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  6. E-Cigarettes May Not Be Gateway to Smoking: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes don't appear to entice teens to try smoking tobacco, a new study says. The researchers noted that doesn't mean that e-cigarettes are risk-free, but it should reassure parents that teens who try the devices may sim

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  7. Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are most likely to think about kicking their habit on Mondays, according to a new study, and this finding may help boost the effectiveness of anti-smoking campaigns. For the study, the investigators monitored online sear

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  8. Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick Habit

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they'll kick their habit. The findin

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  9. Former Smoker in Anti-Smoking Ads Dies of Cancer

    Cancer has claimed the life of a former smoker who had a prominent role in a U.S. government anti-smoking campaign that featured graphic ads. Terrie Hall, 53, died at a hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Monday, the Associated Press reported. Hall was diagnosed with oral and throat cancer and had he

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  10. 'Tips From Smokers' Campaign Beat Expectations

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A hard-hitting national smoking-cessation campaign -- the first ever to be federally funded -- proved very successful, essentially tripling the number of smokers that officials hoped would be inspired to quit, according to a n

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