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  1. Heavy Smokers in U.S. Dwindling

    March 15, 2011 -- The stereotypical pack-a-day smoker is no longer the norm, according to a new study that shows the number of heavy smokers has declined substantially in the U.S. Researchers say that in 1965, a majority of smokers in the U.S. smoked at least one pack per day. But since the first su

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  2. Cigarette Smoking Linked to Lou Gehrig’s Disease

    Feb. 14, 2011 -- Cigarette smoking may raise the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a new study that adds new evidence to the growing link between smoking and the rare muscle-wasting disease. Researchers say previous studies have suggested that cigarette smoking may be a risk

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  3. Survey: E-Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

    Feb. 8, 2011 -- Can puffing electronic cigarettes help smokers quit smoking? It sounds wrong. E-cigarettes should be banned, says a long list of prestigious anti-tobacco groups including the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association. But a federal court has stymied FDA efforts to kee

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  4. Women Who Smoke May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    Jan. 24, 2011 -- Smoking early in life may raise a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, according to research that adds new evidence on the link between cigarettes and breast cancer. The study showed smoking before menopause, especially before having children, slightly increased the risk of bre

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  5. Fed’s Antismoking Efforts Get Passing Grade

    Jan. 20, 2011 -- Federal efforts to reduce smoking in the United States are being applauded by the American Lung Association, but the group says most states are still doing far too little to help smokers quit and keep nonsmokers from starting. In its ninth annual State of Tobacco Control report, the

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  6. Smoking Causes Immediate Damage

    Jan. 18, 2011 -- The negative health effects of smoking may begin within minutes, not months of cigarette use. A new study shows that genetic damage associated with lung and other types of cancer associated with smoking became apparent within 15-30 minutes of inhaling cigarette smoke. Researchers sa

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  7. Risks of Thirdhand Cigarette Smoke Can Linger

    Jan. 13, 2011 -- Thirdhand smoke, the nicotine residue that is left behind on furniture, walls, and carpeting after a cigarette has been smoked in a room, can become airborne a second time, a new study shows. The resulting particulates, a toxic mix of ozone and nicotine, are so small that they can e

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  8. Cigarette Ads a Powerful Lure for Teen Smoking

    Jan. 17, 2011 -- Cigarette advertising significantly increases the odds that youngsters who see the ads will start smoking, but exposure to ads for other products does not, a new study shows. The ads for other products such as cell phones and candies fail to trigger the same psychological mechanisms

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  9. FDA Challenges Tobacco Companies

    Jan. 5, 2011 – Makers of tobacco products that have been changed since Feb. 15, 2007, must show the "new" products are no worse for public health or see the products banned in the U.S., the FDA today ruled. The rule applies to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products, and roll-your-own tobacco product

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  10. Surgeon General: No Amount of Smoking Is Safe

    Dec. 9, 2010 -- Even a single cigarette poses health risks. That’s the latest conclusion from the U.S. surgeon general in a new report on the health effects of smoking. The report, released Thursday, suggests for the first time that even small amounts of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke can h

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