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    1. Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain weeks of a woman's menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study suggests. Success was less likely when a "quit day" fell during the follicular phase, or first half of the monthly

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    2. Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers turn to e-cigarettes with the hope that the electronic nicotine delivery devices will help them give up regular cigarettes. But new research suggests that for most smokers, e-cigarettes aren't an acceptable al

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    3. Adult Smoking Rate Sees Largest Drop in 2 Decades

      May 24, 2016 -- The smoking rate among American adults fell from 17 percent in 2014 to 15 percent in 2015, the largest one-year decline in more than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The smoking rate has been declining for decades, but typically falls one percent

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    4. Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, dif

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    5. FDA Bans Underage E-Cigarette Sales

      May 5, 2016 -- The FDA will bar the sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco to anyone under 18. The agency announced new rules Thursday that add those products to laws covering the sale of other tobacco items like cigarettes. It says the move is aimed at reducing the number of teens who us

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    6. E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds. Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictiv

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    7. Anti-Smoking Drugs Don’t Risk Mental Health: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don't appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. "Clinical

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    8. FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they are targeting rural teenagers with a new $36 million ad campaign that highlights the health risks associated with chewing tobacco. The campaign's message -- "smokeless doesn

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    9. Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman smokes, the fetus' DNA is altered in ways also seen in adult smokers, researchers say. The researchers were also able to pinpoint new development-related genes that were affected by a mother-to-be'

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    10. Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking can dramatically change the balance of bacterial species in the mouth, which may affect the risk of mouth, lung and digestive system diseases, a new study says. The research also found that the proper mix of bact

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