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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 'Cold Turkey' May Work Best for Quitting Smoking

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What's the best way to kick a smoking habit? New research suggests quitting all at once beats a more gradual approach. The study found that after four weeks, nearly half of those who quit "cold turkey" were still not smok

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    6. Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends. The discs, located between your vertebrae, absorb shock to the spine. They become dehydrate

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    7. Lung-Irritating Chemical Found in Flavored E-Cigs

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests. "It might be the case that if the user of an electronic

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    8. No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to quit smoking, using the nicotine patch, the drug Chantix, or a combination of the patch and lozenges all appear to work equally well, researchers report. "To our surprise, all three treatments were e

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    9. Free Mailed Nicotine Patches May Help Smokers Quit

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Helping smokers quit may be as easy as mailing them free nicotine-replacement patches, even in the absence of counseling or other support, a new Canadian study shows. The finding didn't surprise one expert in lung

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    10. E-cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit Tobacco: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are promoted as a way to help smokers kick the habit, but a new study contends that the devices hamper rather than help. E-cigarette use actually lowers smokers' chances that they'll quit tobacco

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