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Smoking cessation reduces relapse risk in patients with Crohn's disease - February 26, 2016
Patients with Crohn’s disease who continued to smoke had an increased risk of disease relapse compared with patients who quit smoking, and those who quit had a similar rate of relapse as nonsmokers.
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Smoking's Grip Adds to Misery of the Homeless - February 26, 2016
Smoking is common among the homeless, and it's costing them a large share of what little money they have, a new study finds.
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Can Smoking Kill Cat Videos? A Bold Public Health Ad Says Yes - February 18, 2016
After the Grammys, social media were awash in Hamilton and Kendrick Lamar shares, but cats took the Web like they owned it. In a 30-second ad, house cats sent a chilling memo to smokers: The health of the Internet is at stake.
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Could FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Help More People Quit Smoking? - February 18, 2016
Here's a look at the policy challenges should the Food and Drug Administration get the authority to regulate e-cigarettes.
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National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study - February 12, 2016
National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease.
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Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report - February 12, 2016
Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported.
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No vaping, Leo: Oscars bans smoking of any kind for its big night after DiCaprio was spotted puffing on an e-cigarette at the SAG Awards - February 4, 2016
The Dolby Theater will have a strict no smoking policy on Oscars night
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Films portraying smoking should get adult rating, says WHO - February 2, 2016
Films showing smoking should be given an adult rating to protect children from exposure to the “last frontier” in tobacco promotion, the World Health Organisation has said.
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New Packaging Law Aims to Protect Kids From E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Exposure - February 1, 2016
President Obama signed into law a bill that requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.
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Walgreens will keep selling tobacco products - February 1, 2016
The nation's No. 1 drugstore has no plans to stop selling tobacco products and said its main focus is trying to help people kick the habit, Walgreens executives told shareholders at an annual meeting.
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E-cigarettes tied to reduced odds of quitting smoking - January 29, 2016
People who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are less likely to quit traditional cigarettes than people who don't use the devices, suggests a fresh look at some past research.
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Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit - January 27, 2016
Intervention helped boost success rates a bit, even when counseling wasn't included, study found.
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Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk - January 27, 2016
Hookah bar employees are at risk for exposure to secondhand smoke, a new study warns.
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Teen Who Use E-Cigarettes More Likely to Try Tobacco - January 26, 2016
Teens who reported vaping in a recent survey were almost three times more likely than those who didn't vape to report smoking cigarettes a year later, suggesting that efforts to restrict access to electronic-cigarettes can have a positive impact on adolescent smoking rates, researchers said.
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Big tobacco dealt major defeat in court - January 20, 2016
The nation’s second most powerful court dealt a blow to big tobacco Friday, siding with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the battle over regulating menthol cigarettes.
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The CDC’s New Anti-Smoking Ads Target Tobacco Country - January 20, 2016
Even as smoking rates have declined dramatically nationwide, much of America remains tobacco country.
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Study eyes candy-flavored e-cigarette ads targeted to kids - January 19, 2016
Ads featuring e-cigarettes with flavors like chocolate or bubble gum appear to increase kids' interest in buying and trying an e-cigarette, a new British study has found.
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One Hookah Session Delivers 25 Times the Tar of a Cigarette - January 11, 2016
A new meta-analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that hookah smokers are inhaling a large load of toxicants.
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New Jersey may boost age for tobacco purchases to 21 - January 11, 2016
A law that took effect New Year's Day made Hawaii the first state to boost the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, and New Jersey might not be far behind.
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1 in 10 Medicaid Recipients Gets Drugs to Quit Smoking - January 8, 2016
Roughly one in 10 U.S. smokers using Medicaid insurance gets medications to help quit smoking, with a wide variation between states, a new study finds.
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Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC - January 7, 2016
E-cigarette use is soaring among U.S. teenagers, largely because of advertising aimed at their age group, federal health officials said.
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Hawaii becomes first state to raise legal smoking age to 21 - January 7, 2016
The last state to join the union has become the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
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