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James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being a secret agent is risky enough without adding cigarette smoking to the mix. So it's good news that James Bond seems to have kicked the health-harming habit about 15 years ago, a new study says.

Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly six in 10 Americans with severe mental illness smoke, and a new study suggests that many of them want to quit.

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of e-cigarette called a vape pen can trigger the urge to smoke among young adults as much as seeing someone smoke cigarettes, a new study contends.

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in rural areas have a higher risk of death from five leading causes than people who live in urban locations, a federal study reveals.

Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking kills about 6 million people a year, and costs the world more than $1 trillion a year in health care expenses and lost productivity, a new report says.

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In many U.S. communities that have adopted indoor smoking bans, fewer children need emergency asthma treatment, a new study finds.

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people now view e-cigarettes, which convert a nicotine liquid into vapor that's inhaled, as a less dangerous or healthier alternative to cigarettes, new research finds.

Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poor Americans with asthma face constant challenges in managing their respiratory disease -- from dilapidated housing to neighborhood violence to depression, new research shows.

Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year's Resolution

SATURDAY, Dec. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As a new year begins, the American Medical Association urges you to make healthy living part of your resolutions for 2017.

Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many men don't know about risk factors that can lead to infertility, a new study reveals.

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