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  1. Cigarette Smoking Dulls Taste

    Aug. 21, 2009 -- Cigarette smoking not only causes cancer and cardiovascular disease, it also dulls taste, making food less palatable, a new study suggests. Scientists in Greece enlisted 62 young men of the country’s military forces, about half of whom were smokers, to test for taste sensitivity and

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  2. New Toxins Found in Smokeless Tobacco

    Aug. 14, 2009 -- A single pinch of snuff may expose the user to the same amount of dangerous smoke-related chemicals found in the smoke of five cigarettes, according to a new study highlighting the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco. Researchers have identified new toxins and cancer-causing substa

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  3. FDA: E-Cigarettes Bad, but Not Banned

    July 22, 2009 - The FDA today warned Americans not to use electronic cigarettes -- but did not ban the sale of the smoke-free devices. E-cigarettes and similar products are sold online and in scores of mall kiosks across the U.S. They deliver nicotine in a puff of hot gas that feels like smoke; nico

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  4. FDA Warning on Stop-Smoking Drugs

    July 1, 2009 -- The FDA warns that bizarre behavior -- including suicide -- is seen in people taking the stop-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban. Both drugs now will carry "black box" labels warning that people taking the drugs should be closely watched for signs of suicidal thoughts, depression, hosti

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  5. Congress Passes Tobacco Crackdown

    June 12, 2009 - Congress on Friday sent a bill to President Barack Obama slapping new regulations on the tobacco industry and curtailing how cigarettes can be manufactured, marketed, and sold. The bill for the first time gives the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products. Congress has been trying

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  6. Computer Is an Ally in Quit-Smoking Fight

    May 26, 2009 -- As every smoker knows, it's incredibly hard to quit, but help might be as close as the keyboard on your computer, new research suggests. Web- and computer-based smoking-cessation programs, including some that are interactive, seem to be effective, shows a study in the Archives of Int

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  7. Smoking Is Top Cause of Preventable Death

    April 27, 2009 -- Smoking remains the top cause of preventable death in the U.S., followed closely by high blood pressure, according to a new study that shows each accounted for about one in five adult deaths in 2005. The report also shows being physically inactive, overweight, or obese accounted fo

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  8. Kentucky Is Top State for Smoking

    March 12, 2009 -- Maybe they should call it the Blue Smoke State. Kentucky once again leads all states in the percentage of adults who still smoke cigarettes, according to state-by-state figures today released by the CDC. With 28.3% of adults smoking, Kentucky is way ahead of second-place West Virgi

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  9. Top Health Risks for Young Adults

    Feb. 18, 2009 -- Youth is often painted as a time of picture-perfect health, but that's not necessarily reality, a new CDC report shows. The CDC today released its latest roundup of U.S. health statistics, with a special focus on young adults 18-29. Highlights of the findings on young adults include

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  10. Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit

    Feb. 11, 2009 -- No matter how much people are told about the hazards of cigarette smoking, cold hard cash may be the best motivator to get people to quit, a new study suggests. University of Pennsylvania enrolled 878 employees of a multinational company in a smoking-cessation program. They were ass

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