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    1. E-Cigs May Contain Chemicals Tied to Lung Disease

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many electronic cigarettes contain flavoring chemicals that may cause lung disease, researchers say. A team from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston tested 51 types of flavored e-cigarettes and liquids. The investiga

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    2. Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers have much more difficulty kicking the habit than others. Now, a new review of prior research identifies a potential culprit: genes. Researchers analyzed genetic differences cited in 22 studies involving nearly 9

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    3. U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans smoke than a decade ago, and those who still light up do so less often, federal health officials reported Thursday. Less than 17 percent of adults said they smoked in 2014, down from nearly 21 percent in 200

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    4. E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults: Report

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a first-of-its-kind look at electronic cigarettes, a new U.S. government study reports that nearly 13 percent of American adults have tried e-cigarettes at least once and almost 4 percent use them. According to the 2014

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    5. Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco: FDA

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Candy, fruit and other flavorings are hooking America's next generation of nicotine addicts, a new U.S. government study finds. Among kids aged 12 to 17 who had used tobacco, four out of five said the first product they

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    6. Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes should be raised to 21 across the United States, according to a new policy recommendation released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The strong statem

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    7. Anti-Smoking Drug May Help Women Sooner Than Men

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An effective prescription drug used to help people quit smoking initially helps women more than men, new research suggests. The study, from Yale School of Medicine, found that Chantix (varenicline) helped women mo

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    8. Flavored Tobacco May Entice Kids, Teens to Smoke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bubblegum, cotton candy, chocolate: Just a few of the tempting flavors often added to tobacco being consumed by American children and teens. Now, an analysis of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey finds that seven i

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    9. 'Low-Nicotine' Cigarettes May Help Smokers Quit

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are more likely to cut back or quit if they switch to cigarettes made from tobacco containing very low levels of nicotine, new research shows. In the study, the participants smoked nearly one-third fewer ciga

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    10. Smoking Linked to Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers have a much greater risk for type 2 diabetes than those who never smoked, and the same is true for those routinely exposed to secondhand smoke, a new study suggests. But the Harvard researchers said this i

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