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  1. 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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  2. Risk to Pets Motivates Smokers to Quit

    Feb. 9, 2009 -- Smokers are motivated to quit the habit to protect their pets from secondhand smoke, a new survey shows. Researchers led by Sharon M. Milberger, ScD, of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, found that 28.4% of smokers who participated in an online survey said learning that second

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  3. Smokers Have Rapid Aging Defect

    Feb. 6, 2009 -- Cigarette smoke causes the same cellular defect seen in people with Werner's syndrome -- a rare genetic disease that makes people age very fast. Smoking speeds the aging process, causing smokers to die about 10 years before their time. Now researchers may have found a clue to this pr

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  4. Smoking Linked to More Than Lung Cancer

    Jan. 22, 2009 -- It is widely accepted that tobacco smoke causes most lung cancer deaths. A new study shows that tobacco smoke -- including secondhand smoke -- may also contribute to non-lung cancers more than previously thought. Researchers used data from the National Center for Health Statistics a

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  5. Nicotine Gum OK for Gradual Quitters

    Jan. 8, 2009 -- Cigarette smokers who try to quit gradually rather than giving up smoking all at once can safely use nicotine-replacement gum, a new study shows. Heavy smokers in the study who chewed the highest doses of nicotine-replacement gum as they tried to cut down on their smoking reported no

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  6. Smoking Rate Is Declining in U.S.

    Nov. 13, 2008 -- The percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes has fallen below 20% for the first time since at least the mid-1960s, according to a new report. The CDC says in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that the prevalence of smoking fell in 2007 to 19.8%, nearly a full percentage

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  7. Heavy Smoking Ages You 10 Years

    Oct. 13, 2008 -- Not only does smoking shorten life expectancy, it also has a significant impact on the quality of life in old age, according to a new study. The Finnish study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, evaluated data on 1,658 white men born between 1919 and 1934 of similar soc

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  8. Old Hollywood & Big Tobacco

    Sept. 24, 2008 -- What did the Hollywood studio head say to the cigarette? Stick with me, baby, and I’ll make you a star. That seems to have been the sentiment behind deals cut from 1951 and earlier with movie moguls, stars, and the big tobacco companies of the day. Researchers have unearthed contra

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  9. State’s Anti-Smoking Plan Makes Cents

    Aug. 25, 2008 -- Call it a “two for one.” California researchers say their state-funded program aimed at cutting smoking can also save a lot of money. That’s the word from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco who looked at the monetary benefits of their state’s anti-smoking eff

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  10. Smoking Ups Stroke Risk for Young Women

    Aug. 14, 2008 -- Young women who smoke are twice as likely to have a stroke as their nonsmoking peers, according to a new study. And the more cigarettes a woman smokes per day, the bigger her risk. The study was published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. The researchers, who stu

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