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Quitting smoking after heart attack reduces chest pain, improves quality of life - August 28, 2015
Smokers who quit after having a heart attack have similar levels of chest pain and mental health as non-smokers, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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Truth Campaign Targets Social Smoking, Hookahs as Cigarette Use Declines - August 28, 2015
The Truth campaign wants to put out more than just cigarettes.
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FDA takes action against three tobacco manufacturers for making “additive-free” and/or “natural” claims on cigarette labeling - August 27, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to 3 tobacco manufacturers — ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd. — who describe their cigarettes on product labeling as “additive-free” and/or “natural.”
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It's not just baseball; NFL has a smokeless tobacco habit, too - August 21, 2015
So San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has dipped since the fifth grade? The NFL has its tobacco stories, too.
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Teens using e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking tobacco - August 21, 2015
Students who have used e-cigarettes by the time they start 9th grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year, according to a new study.
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Should you have to be 21 to buy cigarettes? - August 20, 2015
The vast majority of smokers start before they turn 21. That's not surprising. Most adults at age 30 or 40 wouldn't dream of lighting up. They are better able to weigh the risks of smoking against — we use this term generously — the rewards.
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Hookah smoking among college students increases - August 14, 2015
While cigarette smoking has gone down over the past decades, hookah is becoming more popular, especially among college students.
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A Baseball Habit Begins to Feel the Pinch - August 10, 2015
Smokeless tobacco has long been visible at baseball parks.
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Young social smokers more likely to become adult daily smokers - August 10, 2015
Young people who have a cigarette occasionally—even just at weekends— have almost four times the odds of becoming a daily smoker by their late 30s compared to their non-smoking peers, according to new research.
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Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk - August 7, 2015
Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
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Smoking ban takes affect at all Philadelphia public housing - August 6, 2015
A smoking ban has gone into effect in all Philadelphia public housing.
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Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids - August 5, 2015
Nicotine poisoning is a growing concern for American children, but proposed U.S. federal government regulations alone aren't enough to solve the problem, an expert says.
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Philly cigarette tax bringing in millions for schools -- for now - August 4, 2015
Philadelphia public schools have enjoyed an influx of money over the last nine months. The unlikely source: cigarette taxes. .. The city’s unorthodox experiment in funding the schools has been successful so far, though it could be short-lived.
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As PHA smoking ban looms, Chesco breathes easy - July 31, 2015
In a week, more than 36,000 Philadelphia public housing residents will be asked to take their cigarettes outside, an unprecedented bid to try to improve the health of some of the city's neediest tenants. Officials wondering about the new smoking ban's potential for success can look to the west.
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PHA bans smoking in all public housing units - July 30, 2015
The Philadelphia Housing Authority's board of commissioners voted unanimously to ban smoking in all PHA units.
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Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds - July 30, 2015
While overall smoking rates are falling in the United States, a new study points to one exception: Young women who often opt for "very light" smoking.
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Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Necessarily Help Smokers Stop - July 30, 2015
Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don't help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds.
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Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis - April 22, 2015
Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found.
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Study: Breastfeeding may prevent postpartum smoking relapse - April 21, 2015
A new study indicates the only significant predictor in change in smoking behaviors for women who smoked during pregnancy was in those who breastfed their infant
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How tobacco firms tried to undermine Muslim countries' smoking ban - April 20, 2015
The tobacco industry attempted to reinterpret Islamic teaching and recruit Islamic scholars in a bid to undermine the prohibition on smoking in many Muslim countries, an investigation has shown.
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Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says - April 17, 2015
Kenny, a high school senior in Weston, Fla., likes to puff e-cigarettes during study sessions with friends after school.
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Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study - April 17, 2015
A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes.
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Tobacco company lawsuit alleges FDA overstepping authority - April 15, 2015
The nation’s largest tobacco companies are suing the FDA over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency’s authority over labeling and packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking - April 15, 2015
American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds.
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Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings - April 14, 2015
Graphic images increase the impact that cigarette warning labels have on young adults in the United States, a new study says.
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Pa. retains tobacco settlement funds - April 14, 2015
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court upheld a trial court decision that restored a $125.8 million payment by big tobacco companies as part of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement that compensated states for their health care costs related to smoking.
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D.C. bill would raise age to purchase cigarettes to 21 - April 8, 2015
The D.C. Council is considering legislation that would raise the age to legally purchase and possess tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21.
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Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds - April 7, 2015
Cigarette smoke appears to strengthen a dreaded "superbug," new research in mice shows.
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E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children - April 6, 2015
Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.
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E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde - April 1, 2015
Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported.
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CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads - March 30, 2015
U.S. health officials released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.
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Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for kids - March 30, 2015
A study has found children exposed to their parents' smoking are at a greater risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than the children of nonsmoking parents.
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Unborn baby shown grimacing in womb as mother smokes - March 24, 2015
Unborn babies appear to grimace in the womb when their mother lights up, scientists have shown, demonstrating the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy.
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Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return - March 24, 2015
Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.
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Tobacco Investors Shrug Off Europe’s Regulatory Moves - March 23, 2015
Despite a wave of regulation in Europe to ban branding on cigarette packages, tobacco shares have outperformed.
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Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit - March 23, 2015
Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Tobacco - March 20, 2015
Smokers lit up more than 5.8 trillion cigarettes in 2014
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Disney CEO to ‘Absolutely Prohibit’ Smoking in Films Made for Kids - March 20, 2015
Walt Disney Studios chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that he will “absolutely prohibit” smoking in all Disney films, including those from Marvel Studios, with a PG-13 rating or below, unless it is historically pertinent.
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E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors - March 17, 2015
College students who use tobacco, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, researchers report.
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Study Supports Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21 - March 13, 2015
A government-commissioned study supports increasing the tobacco purchase age to 21 from 18, saying it would decrease early deaths, cut low birth weights and “substantially” reduce the number of 15- to 17-year-olds who begin smoking.
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British Parliament Votes To Ban Branding On Cigarette Packs - March 12, 2015
Britain's parliament approved legislation to ban branding on cigarette packs, drawing immediate threats of legal action from the country's $29 billion tobacco industry.
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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke - March 3, 2015
High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds.
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Teens can easily buy e-cigarettes online, study says - March 2, 2015
Teens can easily buy e-cigarettes online even though sales to minors are banned in 41 states, a new study shows.
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