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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Gene Linked to Early Nicotine Addiction

    Aug. 8, 2008 -- If you're a smoker or former smoker, you probably remember your first cigarette and whether it brought on fits of coughing or a pleasant buzz. Now new research suggests a link between that initial reaction to smoking and a specific gene variant that has also been linked to a greater

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  7. Smoking-Cessation Aids Beat Cold Turkey

    July 14, 2008 -- Smoking-cessation drugs and many nicotine-replacement therapies are more than twice as effective at helping smokers quit than going it alone. A new analysis of 69 studies comparing seven different smoking-cessation treatments shows six of the seven treatments were more effective tha

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  8. Genetic Link to Teen Tobacco Addiction

    July 11, 2008 -- Smokers under age 17 who've inherited common genetic variations may be much more likely to face a lifetime of tobacco addiction. Researchers have found that European-Americans who begin daily smoking at an early age are at greater risk for long-term nicotine addiction if they carry

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  9. Midlife Smoking Causes Memory Problems

    June 9, 2008 -- Smoking in midlife results in poor memory and makes it harder to think and learn, according to research published in the June 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. What's more, developing cognitive problems in your 30s, 40s, and 50s may speed the onset of dementia. Smoking damage

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  10. Chantix Nixed for Pilots; Caution for Truckers, Bus Drivers

    May 23, 2008 -- The quit-smoking drug Chantix is being grounded for pilots and air traffic controllers, and Chantix use may be reason for medical examiners to disqualify interstate truckers and bus drivers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruled on Wednesday that "Chantix was no longer acce

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