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32 min ago | Fox News

Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration

People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Beaver Dam, WI

4 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Smoking at a low in South West

FIONA Andrews, director of Smokefree South West, has welcomed figures showing smoking among 11 to 15-year-olds has hit a record low of 3%.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Windsor Star

Free patches, gum to help battle alarming smoking rate

James Maisonneuve, 25, smokes a cigarette on Thursday, July 31, 2014, along the downtown Windsor, ON.

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Related Topix: Health, Canada, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

Times Herald

Public housing authorities douse smoking in units

And effective Sept. 1, any of their neighbors in the public housing complexes who do will be asked to take it outside.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Kansas City, MO

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying Lorillard and acquiring Newport, a popular menthol cigarette.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Transgender

Chorley Citizen

Doctor's warning as Blackburn retailer calls for checks on e-cigarettes

The worker at Blackburn firm Smokers World spoke after research carried out by a New York cancer institute found high-voltage e-cigarettes 'may expose users to increased levels of toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetalde-hyde'.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

KFVS12

No TV or obesity, but ancient people still had heart disease

They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics

Miami New Times

Grand Central Bans Indoor Smoking

The days of dancing in smoky rooms are over, Miami. Or at least in the case that you're dancing at Grand Central .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

The Modesto Bee

Your Place: After air conditioner runs, a cigarette smell

Question: Over the last month, after running the air conditioner in my son's room, we noticed that it smelled like an ashtray.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Business Journal

N.C. docs recommend e-cigs to stop smoking despite lack of info on them

Despite knowing little about their safety, North Carolina doctors are increasingly recommending e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking, according to research from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, North Carolina, Food and Drug Administration

Business Journal

How the government shot itself in the foot with high cigarette taxes

Higher taxes on cigarettes have been seen as a good way to curb overall usage, but when the federal government raised taxes on tobacco in 2009, it may have shot itself in the foot financially.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

GPB.org

What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

Eduard Egarter-Vigl and Albert Zink sample Italy's mummified iceman for genetic analysis in November 2010.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Entomology, Science, Irvine, CA

Suria

Japan's smoking rate drops to record low

Japan's smoking rate has dropped below 20 percent for the first time, according to a new survey, as a recent rise in cigarette prices helped to further discourage the habit.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

HON

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, the researchers concluded after reviewing 81 prior studies on the use and safety of the nicotine-emitting devices.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Preventive Medicine, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WWLP

Smoking is on the decline in the U.S.

There is some welcome news for our country's health; a new report shows fewer Americans are smoking.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Euromonitor International, Advertising

Sunherald.com

Tupelo officials delay vote on e-cigarette ban

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports city officials agreed Tuesday to wait longer on making any decision regarding e-cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Health

Merced Sun-Star

Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 percent of Iowans smoked in 2011.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

CBS Local

Kevin Sabett: 'It's Ironic That We're Pushing Against Smoking...

Chris Stigall talked with Kevin Sabet, the author of Reefer Sanity about the recent push to legalize marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, University of Florida

Brand Republic

Forest slams ASA decision on DoH smoking ad claims

Smoking rights campaign group Forest has clashed with the Advertising Standards Authority and the Department of Health over claims in a television ad that smoking can cause "mutations" in the body.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

Gallup.com

Americans Favor Ban on Smoking in Public, but Not Total Ban

A majority of Americans, 56%, are in favor of making smoking in public places illegal.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

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