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FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it's considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely.

Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDC

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds.

FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cut the amount of addictive nicotine in the nation's cigarettes.

Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You can add hearing loss to the many health risks of smoking, new research suggests.

E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking, a new study suggests.

Hookah Smoking Carries a Poisoning Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think hookah smoking is less harmful than cigarettes, but they might not realize that hookahs can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, a medical expert warns.

Ban Menthols to Help Some Smokers Quit

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After the Canadian province of Ontario banned menthol cigarettes, many smokers responded by trying to kick the habit, a new study finds.

Smoking Bans May Not Rid Casinos of Smoke

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic residue from smoking remains on surfaces inside a casino for months after smoking has been banned there, a new study has found.

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

SUNDAY, Feb. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health problems, too, experts warn.

When One Teen Vapes, Others Often Follow

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers are impressionable when it comes to e-cigarettes, new research suggests.

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