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    1. Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds. "We found that concern

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    2. E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behavior

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds. "We found that e-cigarette access is strongly related to alcohol use in

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    3. E-Cigs May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy, to Children

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects. Animal experiments have shown

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    4. Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals. Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults betwe

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    5. Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Expert Panel Says

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 would save hundreds of thousands of lives and substantially reduce the number of smokers in the United States, a new report finds. Such a change would result

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    6. FDA Warns of Seizure, Alcohol Risks With Chantix

      March 10, 2015 -- The FDA has changed the labeling on the quit-smoking drug Chantix to reflect concerns that it may lower your tolerance to alcohol and is linked to a rare risk of seizures. "Until patients know how Chantix affects their ability to tolerate alcohol, they should decrease the amount of

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    7. 2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said. Researchers analyzed data from more than 200

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    8. Hookahs Don't Filter Out Tobacco Toxins

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what many people think, hookah water pipes do not filter out most of the heavy metals in tobacco, a new study warns. Tobacco plants can absorb and accumulate heavy metals, such as copper, iron, chromium, lead a

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    9. What’s in Your E-Cigarette?

      Feb. 18, 2015 -- As the popularity of electronic cigarettes has grown over the past several years, so have concerns over the health risks tied to them. The New England Journal of Medicine, for example, recently published a letter from researchers that set off alarm bells. They reported that some e-c

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    10. Chantix: Higher Quit Rates in Some Smokers

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-smoking medication Chantix can boost the likelihood that cigarette smokers who aren't ready to stop cold turkey will cut down gradually, a new study suggests. "The main contribution of this study is that it demon

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