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Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of nonsmoking cancer survivors exposed to secondhand smoke is down significantly in the United States, but it's too soon to breathe easy.

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old, new research finds.

Many Young Americans Using Snuff, Chewing Tobacco

THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 3 percent of Americans age 12 and older said they'd used chewing tobacco or snuff in the past month, according to a recent federal government report.

First Decline Seen in 'Vaping' Among U.S. Teens: CDC

THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time since the U.S. government began tracking e-cigarette use among American youth, a new report shows fewer teens are vaping.

U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Liver cancer is the fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in the United States, a new study reports.

Advances Against Heart Disease Haven't Reached America's Poor: Studies

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have made major strides in reducing heart disease, but two new studies suggest one group -- the poor -- still lags behind.

Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women who smoked as few as 10 cigarettes are more apt to have thinking and learning problems later, a new study suggests.

Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Filtered cigarettes might be even more lethal than unfiltered ones, and a new review suggests that they have been boosting rates of a cancer that takes root deep in the lungs.

E-Cigarettes Linked to Bladder Cancer Risk

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people think "vaping" is safer than smoking, research suggests that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are tied to an increased risk for bladder cancer.

What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or a smoking habit early in life increases your odds for mental decline during middle age, a new study warns.

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