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Passive Smoking Increases Risk of Severe Dementia

January 11, 2013   The study of nearly 6,000 people in five provinces in China reveals that people exposed to passive smoking have a significantly increased risk of severe dementia syndromes. Read More.

The Biggest Reason for Quitting Smoking Revealed in Study

January 10, 2013   A new survey suggests that 34% of smokers have resolved to quit in 2013. Unfortunately, as with most New Year’s Resolutions, only a small percentage will ultimately succeed. Read More.

Should Obamacare Cover Nicorette?

January 10, 2013   The question of what coverage should — and shouldn’t — be required by the federal government has implications for businesses as well as patients. Read More.

Most Teens Support Tough Smoking Bans: Survey

January 9, 2013   North Carolina, a tobacco-growing state, does a lot to protect smoking: Its cigarette taxes are nearly the lowest in the country, and it only banned smoking in most restaurants, bars and hotels in 2010. Read More.

Australia Tobacco Tax: Price Of Cigarettes To Exceed $20 A Pack

January 9, 2013   If you think cigarettes are expensive in the United States, be glad you don’t live in Australia, where the price of a pack of smokes is set to rise to above $20, according to The Australian. Read More.

Quitting Smoking Requires Assistance, and Persistence

January 8, 2013   The New Year begins with cheers, a kiss if you’re lucky - if you’re a smoker—it often means a renewed commitment to stop smoking. Read More.

Can Electronic Cigarettes Challenge Big Tobacco?

January 8, 2013   A curious television commercial aired nationwide last month that, until its final few seconds, was indistinguishable from an ad for cigarettes — even though such advertising has been barred from broadcast TV for four decades. Read More.

Want to Quit Smoking? Big Tobacco Is Ready

January 7, 2013   If you vowed to stop smoking in 2013, Big Tobacco won’t be caught off guard. Read More.

Kicking the Can: Smokeless Tobacco Often Overlooked but Also Hard to Quit

January 7, 2013   North Dakota State University pharmacy student Paul Jilek said three years into his education, he’s already learned plenty about helping people give up smoking. Read More.

Indonesia: The tobacco industry’s “Disneyland”

January 4, 2013   Arif Hidayat still feels a measure of guilt. As a vendor of cigarettes on an impoverished back street in the Indonesian city of Bogor, Hidayat says he realized most of his buyers were men who could barely afford to feed their families. Read More.

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