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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.

As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of smokers in the United States dwindles, those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try quitting, a new study has found.

Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer American children are smoking cigarettes, the use of controversial e-cigarettes has more than doubled in just three years, a federal survey reports.

Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a firm grasp on the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but they appear less clear about how using marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests.

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease, a new study finds.

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes with parents who smoke, those parents don't have smoke-free rules in place for their kids, a new study finds.

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates.

E-Cigarette Users Often Believe Devices Will Help Them Quit Tobacco

THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette users are much more hopeful that the devices will help them quit smoking than the general public is, including people who just smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a new French survey.

Chantix Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Suicidal, Criminal Warnings

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The quit-smoking drug Chantix (varenicline) doesn't increase the risk of suicidal behavior, mental illness, criminal acts or traffic accidents, European researchers say.

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