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March 10, 2014 People on Medicaid in the U.S. are 68 percent more likely to smoke than the general population but new research suggests that smoking cessation benefits offered under the ACA are giving more people the opportunity to quit.
March 10, 2014 Middle and high school students who used electronic cigarettes were more likely to smoke real cigarettes and less likely to quit than students who did not use the devices, a new study has found.
March 7, 2014 Trying to quit smoking but feeling the urge? Maybe talking to a psychologist before lighting up will help you resist. It’s easy to do in Minecraft.
March 7, 2014 Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published on Wednesday.
March 6, 2014 The public health community is drawing attention to new data concluding that by eliminating tobacco imagery in youth-rated movies, youth smoking rates could decline by an estimated 18 percent.
March 6, 2014 Last Friday afternoon, I saw what one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies says could be central to its growth in the coming years, a hybrid of a cigarette and an electronic cigarette.
March 5, 2014 President Obama today again called for bold action to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives, urging Congress to increase the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and similarly increase taxes on other tobacco products.
March 5, 2014 It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction that’s difficult to break.
March 4, 2014 Electronic cigarette makers are getting bold with their advertising, using provocative new print ads and on TV. But public health advocates say these images are luring kids to hook them on nicotine.
March 4, 2014 Previous research suggests that smokers with mental illness generally have more difficulty quitting cigarettes than smokers who are not mentally ill.
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