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  1. Flavored Cigs Still Popular Online Despite Ban

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

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  2. Smoking and Major Cancer Deaths in Those Over 35

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates. In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,00

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  3. Many Think E-Cigs Will Help Them Quit Smoking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a new French survey. "Vapers"

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  4. Money May Convince Smokers to Quit

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests. "Roughly 18 percent of Americans smoke regularly -- a percentage that hasn't chang

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  5. Some May Be 'Hardwired' for Quit-Smoking Success

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of smokers who manage to quit may be "hardwired" for success, a new study suggests. The study included 85 smokers who underwent MRI scans of their brains one month before they tried to stop smoking. All of the

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  6. Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who quit smoking when they have angioplasty -- a heart blood vessel-opening procedure -- have better outcomes, a new study finds. Quitting smoking was associated with less chest pain and better quality of life, re

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  7. Can E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit? Experts Unsure

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An influential U.S. panel of experts says there's just not enough data to decide whether or not e-cigarettes can help smokers quit. For now, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral therapy and

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  8. Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds. "The results reinforce the fact that cigar smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. Cigar smoking is link

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  9. Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

    April 24, 2015 -- It's never too late to stop smoking, experts say. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help add years to your life. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center reviewed info from 25 different studies involving 503,905 people from Europe and the U.S. a

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  10. Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigs: Doctors' Group

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says. There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claim

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