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  1. Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine patches don't seem to help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study has found. The study included 402 pregnant women in France who smoked at least five cigarettes a day. The women, who were 12 to 20 weeks' pre

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  2. Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children's arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says. Researchers looked at more than 3,700 adults in Australia a

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  3. Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking may be as good for your mental health as it is for your physical health, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 4,800 daily smokers in the United States who took part in two surveys conduc

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  4. CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The national drug store chain CVS Caremark said Wednesday that it's phasing out the sale of tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores across the United States. The company said cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobac

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  5. U.S. Health Officials Urge Renewed Fight to Stamp Out Cigarette Use

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The list of health woes linked to smoking is like a scroll that keeps unfurling. At a White House press conference Friday morning, half a century after the release of the historic 1964 Surgeon General's report, dozens

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  6. Half-Century of Smoking Prevention Extended 8 Million Lives: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to limit tobacco use over the past 50 years have prevented 8 million premature deaths in the United States, giving those people an average of nearly 20 additional years of life, according to a new study. The 1964 U

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  7. E-Cigarettes: Separating Fiction From Fact

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's the new year, a time when a smokers' thoughts often turn to quitting. Some people may use that promise of a fresh start to trade their tobacco cigarettes for an electronic cigarette, a device that attempts to mimic the

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  8. Quitting Smoking May Cut Cataract Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who kick the habit may reduce their risk of developing the blurred vision problem known as cataracts, new research shows. This common medical condition -- in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively

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  9. Cigarette Tax Hikes May Prevent 200 Million Deaths

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tripling cigarette taxes around the world -- an ambitious notion -- would prevent 200 million people from dying prematurely over a century and shrink the number of smokers worldwide by one-third, a new review estimates. T

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  10. Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who work with a counselor specially trained to help them quit -- along with using medications or nicotine patches or gum -- are three times more likely to kick the habit than smokers who try to quit without

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