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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Nicotine Patches Fail Most Pregnant Smokers

      Feb. 29, 2012 -- Nicotine replacement therapy is widely used to help smokers kick the habit, but new research raises major doubts about its effectiveness during pregnancy. The largest clinical trial ever to examine the use of nicotine patches in this setting found little evidence that the treatment

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    10. Quit-Smoking Drug May Also Curb Drinking

      Feb. 15, 2012 -- A drug that helps people stop smoking may also cut alcohol cravings, a new study shows. The drug Chantix works by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain. Many people who have taken the drug to quit smoking have reported to their doctors that they were drinking less, too. Intrigued

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