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Can smoking cause unemployment?

(Reuters Health) – Unemployed smokers have more difficulty finding a job – and when they do find one, they tend to earn less than their smoke-free counterparts, a study suggests. Among unemployed people in the San Francisco Bay Area, nonsmokers … Continue reading

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Graphic images not stopping smokers?

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 23 (UPI) — While smokers and non-smokers agree in their disdain for graphic images on packs of cigarettes, smokers say the pictures still won’t stop them from lighting up. Researchers at the University of Illinois found the … Continue reading

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E-cigarette manufacturers accused of targeting teens

The U.S. government is criticizing electronic cigarette manufacturers for targeting teens. Companies spent $115 million to advertise e-cigarettes in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images) E-cigarette advertisements are responsible for millions of U.S. children and teens using the nicotine-delivering devices, according to … Continue reading

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Smoking declines according to CDC study

As we reported earlier, the CDC has just issued a study outlining current trends in American adults’ smoking habits. According to a report from UPI, while certain groups are still smoking in great amounts, the country has seen an overall … Continue reading

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Less People Smoking in US Except for Low Income Areas

Health officials report that the number of smokers in the U.S. have dipped by almost 20 percent in the last decade, as well as decreased by a full percentage point last year. Although it did not pinpoint the exact reason … Continue reading

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Smoking making you mental?

Scientists have suggested that smoking may be a factor for developing psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia. The analysis by researchers from Kings College London, which was published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, found that people who suffer from psychosis are three … Continue reading

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China Ban on Public Smoking

A tough new ban on smoking in public took effect at midnight in the Chinese capital, aimed at ending the era of tobacco fumes clinging to clothes and lungs. The estimated four million smokers in the city — one-fifth of … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control Defended by New Fund

A new global fund is being launched to help developing countries fend off challenges to tobacco control measures by cigarette makers. The $4m (£2.7m) fund is a joint effort by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They … Continue reading

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Cigarette Smoking Rate Declining

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)cigarette smoking is the leading cause behind various diseases. Reportedly,cigarette smoking, has killed about 480,000 Americans as per a calculation on annual basis. CDC says that cigarette smoking is at all time … Continue reading

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Quit smoking America map

For almost three decades, from the late 1950s to the late 1980s, Americans consumed an average of more than 125 packs of cigarettes a year. But the combination of higher taxes on tobacco products and more education on the dangers … Continue reading

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