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  1. Smokers Die About a Decade Earlier on Average

    Jan. 23, 2013 -- Women who smoke are now just as likely to die of lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases as men -- and smokers of both sexes die, on average, about a decade earlier than non-smokers. These were among the findings from two major studies examining death rate trends among smoker

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  2. More Than 40 States Get an 'F' for Tobacco Control

    Jan. 16, 2013 -- For its efforts to lessen smoking in the U.S. last year, the Obama administration is getting three D's and an F on the federal report card from the American Lung Association (ALA). In its annual "State of Tobacco Control" progress report, released today, the ALA cited a "missed oppo

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  3. FDA: Chantix May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

    Dec. 14, 2012 -- Smokers who take Chantix to stop smoking may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes compared to those who don’t take the drug, the FDA says. But the increased risk is small and should be weighed against the risks of continuing to smoke. Chantix is the top-selling smoking ce

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  4. Recreational Marijuana: Are There Health Effects?

    Dec. 11, 2012 -- On Monday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an order legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults. Last week, Washington was the first state to OK adult recreational use of the drug. Several other states are considering similar laws. While much research has focused on the

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  5. Smoking May Make Hangovers Worse

    Dec. 5, 2012 -- New research suggests that your hangover will be worse if you smoke when you drink. People who smoke on a day when they have been drinking alcohol heavily are twice as likely to report hangover symptoms as those who only drank. In the study of college students, heavy drinking was def

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  6. Smoking Bans Are on the Rise in Big Cities

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- The CDC says 30 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities are smoke-free, with absolutely no smoking allowed in any bar, restaurant, or workplace. And the news is even better than it looks. Several more of these big cities at least partially ban smoking. Los Angeles and Atlanta, for example, ar

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  7. Smoking on the Rise in Youth Movies

    Sept. 28, 2012 -- Onscreen tobacco use increased by 34% per movie last year in films targeted at children and teens, according to a new study. Researchers say the dramatic rise in smoking scenes in top-grossing U.S. movies with a G, PG, or PG-13 rating ends five years of steady decline in onscreen t

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  8. Teen Smokers Show Early Signs of Heart Disease

    Aug. 28, 2012 (Munich, Germany) -- For teens who smoke, heart health troubles may start early. Regular smokers ages 8 to 20 have substantial artery damage that can lead to heart disease, Swiss researchers report. Julia Dratva, MD, MPH, of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Swit

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  9. E-Cigarettes Don't Harm Heart, Study Shows

    Aug. 28, 2012 (Munich, Germany) -- Electronic cigarettes do not appear to be bad for your heart, according to the first study to look at the effects of smoking e-cigarettes on heart function. The devices -- battery-powered metal cartridges that simulate the effect of smoking by heating nicotine-cont

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  10. Cancer-Causing Chemical in Smokeless Tobacco ID'd

    Aug. 22, 2012 -- Dip, chew, snuff, and other types of smokeless tobacco are known to increase risk for oral cancer. Now new research in rats is zeroing in on exactly how this may occur. The findings were presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting in Philadelphia. The newly identifie

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