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Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, a new study reports.

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Necessarily Help Smokers Stop

SATURDAY, July 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-nicotine cigarettes alone don't help smokers quit over the long term, a new study finds.

Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors who continue to smoke view the habit as less risky than survivors who quit, and they're more likely to spend time with smokers, a new study shows.

Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds.

Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients live longer if they quit smoking around the time of their cancer diagnosis, a new study finds.

Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase nonsmokers' risk of stroke by nearly one-third.

Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21: CDC

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of American adults favor raising the legal smoking age to 21, a new federal government study shows.

Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds.

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