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A Department of Health (DOH) personnel shows an anti-smoking sticker. (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Government Anti-Smoking Campaign Cost $480 Per Smoker Who Quit

Two new studies found that the health care cost of smoking is higher than previously thought and that a governmental program has been cost-effective in getting smokers to quit.

12/10/2014

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Georgia College Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect Wednesday

A rule smoking ban at all University System of Georgia campuses is scheduled to go into effect this week.

09/30/2014

A woman smokes a hookah. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Nearly 1 In 5 High School Students Smokes Hookah

According to a new study, nearly one in five high school seniors reported smoking hookah this past year.

07/07/2014

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Study: Smokers Say Using E-Cigarettes is Just “Cooler” Than Using Other Inhalers

In a recent study out of Rutgers University, the popularity of e-cigarettes was determined

06/07/2014

In this photo illustration a woman holds an e-cigarette on April 2, 2014 in London, England. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Study: Cancer Risk In E-Cigarette Vapors

According to a new study, vapor from e-cigarettes damage human cells in much the same way as smoke from traditional cigarettes.

04/14/2014

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Georgia University System To Vote On Smoking Ban

University System of Georgia officials are expected to weigh in on a tobacco ban that would apply to all campuses in the university system.

03/19/2014

Researchers say women who have been exposed to second-hand smoke for over a decade have higher risks for miscarriages and stillbirths. (Getty Images)

Study: Second-Hand Smoke Linked Increased Risk For Miscarriages And Stillbirths

Research suggests women exposed to second-hand smoke for over 10 years are at higher risk for miscarriages and stillbirths.

02/28/2014

File photo of a man smoking a cigarette. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Third-Hand Smoke Exposure As Deadly As Smoking

Exposure to surfaces and objects that have been saturated in cigarette smoke, labeled as “third-hand smoke,” is just as deadly as smoking the cigarette itself.

02/03/2014

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Fire Destroys Middle Ga. Hindu Worship Center, Officials Investigating Cause

Middle Georgia fire officials are working to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed a Hindu worship and community center in Lizella.

12/19/2013

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Study: Teenagers Find Slim Cigarettes Cooler, Safer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day in the United States, nearly 4,000 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette. Within that age group, an estimated 1,000 youth become daily cigarette smokers.

11/12/2013

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