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    1. Chronic Pot Smoking May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term marijuana use appears to alter a person's brain, causing one region associated with addiction to shrink and forcing the rest of the brain to work overtime to compensate, a new study reports. MRI scans revealed

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    2. Smokers Quick to Accept Plain-Packaged Cigarettes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an attempt to make smoking less attractive, Australia recently mandated that cigarette packs there be sold in plain wrappers with large, graphic health warnings. Some anti-smoking advocates have pushed for similar packa

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    3. Living With a Smoker Like Living in Polluted City

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are s

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    4. Black Box Warning Should Remain on Chantix: Panel

      Oct. 17, 2014 -- A black box warning about suicide risks should remain on the anti-smoking drug Chantix until it can be reevaluated using findings from thorough scientific studies, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of experts said Thursday. Chantix has carried the FDA's strongest warning lab

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    5. Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report. "For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with m

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    6. Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University

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    7. WHO's Call for E-Cigarette Ban Criticized

      Sept. 5, 2014 -- A report commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) into e-cigarettes, which called for them to be banned in public places and workplaces, has been criticized as misleading by a group of U.K. tobacco and addiction specialists. The WHO report says use of e-cigarettes could i

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    8. E-Cigarette Vapor May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke: Study

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand vapor created by one brand of electronic cigarette harbors fewer hazardous chemicals than regular cigarette smoke, although the researchers report the finding doesn't leave e-cigarettes in the clear. The stud

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    9. Study Counters Critics of Plain Cigarette Packaging

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia. Those problems were predicted by the tobacco in

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    10. Electronic Cigarettes: Q&A

      Editor's note: This story was updated on Aug. 26, 2014. April 25, 2014 -- The American Heart Association is urging the FDA to avoid delay in imposing regulations on e-cigarettes proposed in April. Those rules include banning the sale of e-cigarettes to kids under 18. That ban would go into effect 30

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