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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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