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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. U.S. Health Officials Urge Renewed Fight to Stamp Out Cigarette Use

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The list of health woes linked to smoking is like a scroll that keeps unfurling. At a White House press conference Friday morning, half a century after the release of the historic 1964 Surgeon General's report, dozens

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  8. Half-Century of Smoking Prevention Extended 8 Million Lives: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to limit tobacco use over the past 50 years have prevented 8 million premature deaths in the United States, giving those people an average of nearly 20 additional years of life, according to a new study. The 1964 U

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  9. E-Cigarettes 101

    Electronic cigarettes: Are they safer than tobacco? Or are they a high-tech way to hook a new generation on a bad nicotine habit? Nobody knows yet. Research into the effects of e-cigarettes lags behind their popularity. But ready or not, the era of e-cigarettes is here. It’s a booming, billion-dolla

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  10. E-Cigarettes: Separating Fiction From Fact

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's the new year, a time when a smokers' thoughts often turn to quitting. Some people may use that promise of a fresh start to trade their tobacco cigarettes for an electronic cigarette, a device that attempts to mimic the

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