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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to "vape" rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health o

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  9. E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some proponents of "vaping" claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. The study, published April 16 in the American Journal

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  10. Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Limits

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes. Flavorings used in e-cigarette fluids are mostly the same as those used in food and candy pr

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