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Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

SATURDAY, Feb. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spring break is a time to kick back and have fun, but it's important to be on guard against injuries and illness.

Smoke-Free Public Housing Cuts Secondhand Fumes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke exposure has dropped dramatically among public housing residents in Philadelphia since the introduction of a smoke-free policy, a new study finds.

E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmoking teens who use e-cigarettes appear to be more likely to light up regular tobacco cigarettes, a new study suggests.

E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes can substantially reduce their intake of toxic chemicals and carcinogens -- but only if they completely quit smoking tobacco, a new study reports.

Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most current and former smokers in the United States don't get screened for lung cancer even though they're at increased risk for the deadly disease, a new study reveals.

What You Don't Know About Cancer Can Kill You

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer isn't inevitable, but many Americans don't know that several lifestyle factors affect their risk of developing the disease, a new survey finds.

Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 6 percent of the world's health-care spending is tied to smoking, a new study reports.

1 in 4 U.S. Adults, 1 in 10 Teens Use Tobacco

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the dangers, many American adults and teens still use tobacco products, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Stop Smoking!

(HealthDay News) -- Once you've stopped smoking, it may be a challenge to substitute healthier habits.

E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that e-cigarettes are driving down teen smoking -- and, in fact, they may be drawing in kids who otherwise would never have smoked, a new study suggests.

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