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Study: Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit

Are you trying to get a loved one to stop smoking? According to a new study, try paying them!

05/20/2015

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Penn Study: Smokers Have Better Luck Quitting When Their Own Money Is Wagered

When it comes to offering cash to get smokers to quit, more people go for the carrots than the stick — but the stick gets better results.

05/14/2015

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Study: E-cigarette Use Rising Rapidly Among Teens

A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that 11 percent of teenagers now smoke e-cigarettes.

04/27/2015

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Study: High School Smoking Fell As E-Cigarette Use Boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

04/16/2015

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Health: Parents Who Smoke Could Increase Their Children’s Risk Of Heart Disease

Children exposed to smoking may have a higher risk of heart disease later in life.

03/24/2015

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Del. May Add E-cigarettes To Indoor Smoking Ban

A bill would treat e-cigarettes like tobacco products, banning them from restaurants, bars and other public places.

03/18/2015

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Smokers On Oxygen Create Dilemma For Doctors

Most of the patients who are oxygen dependent are cigarette smokers, putting themselves and others at risk.

02/26/2015

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Cracking Down On Littering Of Cigarette Butts

Littering laws are changing across the US, like increased penalties in Louisiana where a third offense for cigarette littering will incur a $1500 fine.

02/24/2015

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Surprise! Cigarettes Are Even Worse For You Than You Thought

Everyone who’s ever seen one of the CDC’s horrifying anti-smoking commercials knows cigarettes are bad for you, but there are a few more diseases to add to the list of maladies smoking can cause.

02/13/2015

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Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

01/22/2015

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Obese Teens Risk Premature Death

Obesity at age 18 has the same risk for premature death as that of heavy smokers – heavy smokers are those who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day.

01/15/2015

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Good News Bad News Stats For Teen Substance Abuse

The rates of substance abuse among high school students continue to decline. But there are some new issues.

12/23/2014

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Survey: E-Cigarettes Surpass Regular Cigs In Teen Use

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds.

12/17/2014

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Five Steps To Reducing Risk Of Stroke In Women

A study of over 32,000 women has been released that takes a look at what can be done to reduce the incidence of stroke.

10/14/2014

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The 5 Best Steps To Prevent Heart Disease

According to a study which followed over 20,000 men in Sweden for 11 years, five factors had the greatest impact on health: diet, exercise, smoking, weight circumference, and alcohol consumption.

09/23/2014

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