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    1. E-Cigs Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds. Even though they "smoke" e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said they ha

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    2. Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests. Cytisine, an acid-like chemical found in the seeds of the golden r

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    3. E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly a third of Hawaiian high school students have tried e-cigarettes, new research suggests. This finding reflects a growing trend of American teens flocking to the nicotine inhalation devices, according to public hea

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    4. Millions of Kids Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigs: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 16 million children in the United States can buy electronic cigarettes legally, even though the devices are not safe for them, a new government report says. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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    5. U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said. In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette

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    6. Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff: Study

      FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene. Benzene has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific team reporting

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    7. Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?

      Nov. 20, 2014 -- Bad smells during sleep may teach smokers to dislike cigarettes and help them cut back, a new study hints. Smokers who were exposed to the smell of cigarettes along with an unpleasant odor during a single night of sleep smoked less for days afterward, the researchers found. This stu

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    8. Even With Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Healthier

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do add a few pounds once you quit, your post-cigarette health is still much better than if

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    9. Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that non-smoking people who sit in cars with smokers inhale some of the same cancer-causing substances and other toxins. But, it's not clear what this means for the health of non-smokers, the research

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    10. Smokers Quick to Accept Plain-Packaged Cigarettes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an attempt to make smoking less attractive, Australia recently mandated that cigarette packs there be sold in plain wrappers with large, graphic health warnings. Some anti-smoking advocates have pushed for similar packa

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