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November 8, 2011 A California Democrat wants to ban smoking in and outside all federal buildings across the country, reigniting a years-long attempt to ban smokers from lighting up on, near and in sight of federal property. Read More.
November 8, 2011 A federal judge blocked a U.S. rule requiring tobacco companies to display graphic images on cigarette packs, such as a man exhaling cigarette smoke through a hole in his throat. Read More.
November 7, 2011 Across the country, employers are rewarding some workers for healthy behavior and penalizing those who are overweight or smoke. NPR surveyed more than 3,000 adults across the country to see how they feel about these approaches. Read More.
November 7, 2011 Whether or not smokers give up the habit after having a stroke is influenced by the region of the brain damaged and their intention to quit smoking before having a stroke, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Read More.
November 3, 2011 Nicotine appears to be a potent “gateway” drug that enhances the effects of cocaine and possibly boosts the chances of becoming addicted, researchers reported Wednesday in a landmark paper on drug addiction. Read More.
November 3, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend about $600 million over five years to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use. Read More.
November 2, 2011 In some hospitals, smoke-free policies are creating unintended safety issues for patients and non-compliance seems to be the norm, according to new Canadian research. Read More.
November 2, 2011 Scientists have found that stimulating brain activity may provoke relapse when smokers are attempting to quit, and these findings could lead to more targeted treatments, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry. Read More.
November 1, 2011 This method may be helpful as an additional tool in detecting COPD, according to a study in the October 26 issue of JAMA. Read More.
November 1, 2011 The commander-in-chief passed his physical with flying colors and is “tobacco free”, according to a report released by the White House today. Read More.
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