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  1. FDA Allows Two New Cigarettes to Hit Market

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Using its newfound authority to regulate tobacco, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time allowed two new cigarette brands to hit the market. The agency also rejected requests to allow the marketing of fo

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  2. Smokers Cost Employers More Than Nonsmokers

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to nonsmoking employees, every staff member who lights up costs their employer nearly $6,000 more each year, according to a new report. The researchers found that more time off, smoking breaks and added health c

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  3. 'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect You

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who opt for nonsmoking rooms in hotels with a partial smoking ban are not fully protected from harmful exposure to so-called "thirdhand" smoke, according to a new study. Smoking in hotels leaves a trail of tobacco

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  4. Nicotine Craving May Be Temporarily Eased by This

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Noninvasive stimulation of an area of the brain linked to addiction seems to temporarily ease smokers' cravings for nicotine, a preliminary study finds. The technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), is already app

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  5. Quit Smoking, Help Heart: Even if You Gain Weight

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even though many smokers fear the weight gain that often comes with quitting, a new study suggests those extra pounds won't undo the health benefits of kicking the habit. The study, of more than 3,200 U.S. adults, found that form

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  6. Mentally Ill Adults Have Very High Smoking Rates

    Feb. 8, 2013 -- Adults with mental illness have a smoking rate 70% higher than adults with no mental illness, a new report suggests. The report, from the CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), showed that 36% of the 45.7 million Americans with some type of me

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  7. Smokers Die About a Decade Earlier on Average

    Jan. 23, 2013 -- Women who smoke are now just as likely to die of lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases as men -- and smokers of both sexes die, on average, about a decade earlier than non-smokers. These were among the findings from two major studies examining death rate trends among smoker

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  8. More Than 40 States Get an 'F' for Tobacco Control

    Jan. 16, 2013 -- For its efforts to lessen smoking in the U.S. last year, the Obama administration is getting three D's and an F on the federal report card from the American Lung Association (ALA). In its annual "State of Tobacco Control" progress report, released today, the ALA cited a "missed oppo

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  9. FDA: Chantix May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

    Dec. 14, 2012 -- Smokers who take Chantix to stop smoking may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes compared to those who don’t take the drug, the FDA says. But the increased risk is small and should be weighed against the risks of continuing to smoke. Chantix is the top-selling smoking ce

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  10. Recreational Marijuana: Are There Health Effects?

    Dec. 11, 2012 -- On Monday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an order legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults. Last week, Washington was the first state to OK adult recreational use of the drug. Several other states are considering similar laws. While much research has focused on the

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