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  1. Teen Smokers Show Early Signs of Heart Disease

    Aug. 28, 2012 (Munich, Germany) -- For teens who smoke, heart health troubles may start early. Regular smokers ages 8 to 20 have substantial artery damage that can lead to heart disease, Swiss researchers report. Julia Dratva, MD, MPH, of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Swit

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  2. Cancer-Causing Chemical in Smokeless Tobacco ID'd

    Aug. 22, 2012 -- Dip, chew, snuff, and other types of smokeless tobacco are known to increase risk for oral cancer. Now new research in rats is zeroing in on exactly how this may occur. The findings were presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting in Philadelphia. The newly identifie

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  3. CDC: New Smoking Patterns Are Cause for Alarm

    Aug. 2, 2012 -- People light up fewer cigarettes these days, but the number of cigars and the amount of pipe tobacco used for roll-your-owns smoked each year is on the rise. And, while the total amount of tobacco consumption continues to drop, that decline is slowing. Between 2010 and 2011, tobacco

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  4. Are E-Cigarettes Here to Stay?

    July 20, 2012 -- Electronic cigarettes are picking up steam -- and not surprisingly, especially among smokers. That is the main message that comes from a new study in the American Journal of Public Health. About 40% of individuals reported they had heard of e-cigarettes, and awareness was highest am

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  5. PG-13 Movie Smoking Prompts Teens to Smoke

    July 9, 2012 -- Watching movie stars smoking on the big screen makes teens more likely to start smoking themselves, regardless of whether the movie is rated R or PG-13. A new study suggests it's the cigarette smoking itself in movies that affects teenage smoking habits, rather than other adult behav

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  6. Vaccine May Block the Effect of Nicotine

    June 27, 2012 -- Scientists say they've developed a vaccine that may one day protect people against the addictive effects of nicotine -- but for now they have to settle for some success in mice. The vaccine uses the shell of a harmless virus that, much like the Trojan horse, carries into cells genet

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  7. Smoking Gene May Reveal Why Some People Smoke More

    May 22, 2012 -- A "smoking gun" gene may play a role in how many cigarettes certain smokers puff each day. Researchers from 50 medical institutions across the country analyzed genetic material of more than 32,000 African-American smokers and non-smokers to see if certain genes predicted when they be

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  8. FDA: Tobacco Companies Must Reveal Harmful Chemicals

    March 30, 2012 -- Tobacco makers have to tell consumers about all the harmful chemicals in their products, the FDA today ruled. They also must prove that any "reduced harm" tobacco products they sell actually do make things safer for consumers. The FDA actions spring from its new powers under the Fa

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  9. CDC Launches Graphic Antismoking Ad Campaign

    March 15, 2012 -- The CDC is launching a nationwide graphic antismoking campaign that features “tips” from former smokers, such as how to get ready in the morning when you have a hole in your neck because of throat cancer. “The ad campaign we’re launching today will tell the real story,” Health and

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  10. Your Quit-Smoking Fears Debunked

    You know you should quit smoking for your health's sake. So what's holding you back? Maybe you’re afraid of the weight gain, that it will wreck your mood, or that it won't work. But what if that wasn't necessarily so? It's time to lay your quit-smoking fears to rest once and for all. Here's what exp

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