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  1. E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some proponents of "vaping" claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. The study, published April 16 in the American Journal

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  2. E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to "vape" rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health o

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  3. Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Limits

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes. Flavorings used in e-cigarette fluids are mostly the same as those used in food and candy pr

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  4. Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds. "We found that concern

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  5. E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behavior

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds. "We found that e-cigarette access is strongly related to alcohol use in

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  6. E-Cigs May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy, to Children

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects. Animal experiments have shown

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  7. Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals. Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults betwe

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  8. Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Expert Panel Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 would save hundreds of thousands of lives and substantially reduce the number of smokers in the United States, a new report finds. Such a change would result

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  9. FDA Warns of Seizure, Alcohol Risks With Chantix

    March 10, 2015 -- The FDA has changed the labeling on the quit-smoking drug Chantix to reflect concerns that it may lower your tolerance to alcohol and is linked to a rare risk of seizures. "Until patients know how Chantix affects their ability to tolerate alcohol, they should decrease the amount of

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  10. 2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said. Researchers analyzed data from more than 200

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