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  1. U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure ma

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  2. Nicorette Lozenge Shortage Worries Many Ex-Smokers

    Feb. 10, 2015 -- A shortage of Nicorette lozenges in the United States has some ex-smokers hunting for and hoarding the product. Early last year, GlaxoSmithKline stopped making Nicorette lozenges due to quality control problems. The company also voluntarily recalled the lozenges from warehouses and

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  3. High Levels of Formaldehyde in E-Cig Vapor

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes, a new study finds. Researchers found that e-cigarettes operated at high voltages produce vapor with la

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  4. Study: Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful. "All smoking counts," said study lead author S

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  5. Test May Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is notoriously tough, and some smokers may try different approaches for years before they succeed, if ever. But new research suggests that someday, a simple test might point smokers toward the quitting strate

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  6. Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The potential health hazards of e-cigarettes remain unclear, and more regulation on their use is needed, say two groups representing cancer researchers and specialists. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and

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  7. E-Cigs May Be Linked to Respiratory Infections

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people's risk of respiratory infections, whether or not it contains nicotine, a new laboratory study has found. Lung tissue samples from deceased children appeared to

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  8. Some Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who have trouble breathing due to asthma or COPD still continue to smoke, federal health officials reported Wednesday. The findings highlight the difficulty facing many smokers trying to

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  9. E-Cigs Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds. Even though they "smoke" e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said they ha

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  10. Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests. Cytisine, an acid-like chemical found in the seeds of the golden r

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