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July 30, 2014 Pregnant women who smoke don’t just harm the health of their baby—they may actually impair their child’s DNA, according to new research.
July 30, 2014 Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more.
July 29, 2014 A ban on tobacco product discounts in New York City will go into effect Aug. 1 after the Big 3 manufacturers opted not to appeal a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge.
July 29, 2014 R.J. Reynolds, the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S., was recently ordered to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages to widow Cynthia Robinson, whose husband died at the age of 36 after smoking for more than two decades.
July 28, 2014 Telling smokers that their habit shortens life expectancy by at least 10 years might seem like an effective way to get them to quit.
July 28, 2014 A new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website capitalizes on the pharmacist’s position as the most accessible health care provider to encourage patients to quit smoking.
July 25, 2014 With more than 8 million Americans now accessing health insurance through new options in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has never been a more crucial time for policymakers and insurance plans to act to save lives-and public dollars—by expanding and easing access to tools and treatments to help smokers quit, according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014” report.
July 25, 2014 Tobacco use kills about 6 million people worldwide every year, which is far more than AIDS and malaria put together, and that number is projected to rise to 8 million by 2030.
July 24, 2014 Former smoker, Shawn Wright of Spokane, picked up his first cigarette as a teenager without thinking of the consequences, like so many others.
July 24, 2014 Researchers from the University of Concordia found that such individuals can quit smoking more quickly if they indulge in more exercise and physical activities.
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