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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.


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Study: Marijuana Linked To Lung Cancer

According to a new study, heavy smoking of marijuana may double the risk of contracting lung cancer.


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CDC: US Adult Smoking Rate Falls To 18 Percent

Last year, about 18 percent of adults participating in a national health survey described themselves as current smokers.


Graphic health warnings on tobacco products are more effective in deterring smokers than text-only messages, a new study finds. (Photo by FDA via Getty Images)

Study: Graphic Health Warnings On Tobacco More Powerful Than Text

Graphic photos of health consequences on tobacco products are more effective than text warnings in deterring smokers from continuing the habit.


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Ala. Teen Accused Of Plotting To Bomb Classmates

An eastern Alabama high school student faces an attempted assault charge after authorities say he planned to use homemade explosives in a terrorist attack on fellow students at his school.


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Study: Smoking Removes 5 Hours From Life Expectancy Each Day

Researchers have learned that smoking cigarettes could take as much as five hours off a person’s life expectancy – per day.


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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.


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Study: High Blood Pressure Out Of Control For Tens Of Millions Of Americans

A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that millions of Americans’ high blood pressure is out of control.


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CDC Unveils Graphic Advertising Campaign To Shock Smokers Into Quitting

Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven’t budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising campaign.