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Study Finds Link Between Low-Nicotine Cigarettes, QuittingSmokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.
National Park Service Banning All Electronic Smoking DevicesThe National Park Service is banning the use of all electronic smoking devices in parks where tobacco smoking is prohibited.
Anne Arundel Medical Center No Longer Hiring SmokersIn an effort to create a healthier environment for both patients and workers, Anne Arundel Medical Center says it is no longer hiring smokers.
4D Ultrasounds Show What Happens When Pregnant Women SmokeUltrasound images have gotten so good that many pregnant women are getting 4D scans made for keepsakes, but a new study says those high-def scans can actually shed light on the harmful effects of smoking while pregnant.
Study Ties More Deaths, Types of Disease, to SmokingBreast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.
Study Ties More Deaths, Types of Disease, to SmokingBreast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.
D.C. Falls in Top 10 Areas in U.S. With Highest Smoking CostThis week marks Tobacco Free Awareness Week, and a new study shows that smokers on average will burn through $1.4 million in personal costs -- but the cost is higher for those in D.C. and Maryland.
Survey: E-cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen UseElectronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
Study: Scary Ads Are More Effective to Prevent SmokingAnti-smoking ads that invoke responses of fear or disgust are the ones most likely to work, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study.
E-Cigarette Tech Takes Off As Regulation LoomsJust a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.
Doctors Warn Sitting Disease Could Become The New SmokingBut that efficiency can be deadly. For years, health experts have been warning about sitting disease, where sitting for long periods of time glue to your office seat, car seat, or in front of the TV could be hazardous.
Camel Maker Reynolds Snuffs Out Workplace SmokingCamel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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