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Mom's Smoking Can Alter Fetus's DNA
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March 31st, 2016
Before reaching for a cigarette, consider your baby's genes.
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Young Smokers May Be Switching to Cigarette Alternatives
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December 14th, 2015
The percentage of young adults in the United States who smoke cigarettes has dropped in recent years, but the decline could be due to this population switching from cigarettes to other forms of tobacco.
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E-Cigarette Use May Be Gateway to Conventional Smoking
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August 18th, 2015
Teens who "vape," or use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes than teens who have never tried e-cigarettes, according to a new study.
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The Brain Science Behind Raising the Tobacco Buying Age to 21
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March 4th, 2016
San Francisco's new tobacco law — that people must be at least 21 years old to purchase tobacco products — could help improve the health and prevent addiction in a new generation of people, health officials said.
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Too Much Sleeping & Sitting as Bad as Smoking & Drinking
December 11th, 2015
Like alcohol, rich foods and tobacco, too much sleep and sitting around are not good for you — especially if they occur together.
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'Very Light' Smoking Common Among Young Women
A teenage girl smokes a cigarette.
July 16th, 2015
Young American women commonly smoke, but only very lightly, or they smoke on some days but not others, a new study finds.
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Teens Are Less Familiar with Marijuana, E-Cigarette Health Risks
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June 23rd, 2015
Teens don't really know the health risks of using marijuana or e-ciggs, a new study finds.
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#Catmageddon: Why Experts Love New Anti-Smoking Ad
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February 17th, 2016
Nothing gets the internet talking like viral cat videos, and now a new anti-smoking ad has tapped into our love of funny cats for health education, a move that experts welcomed.
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Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Developing High Blood Sugar
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September 13th, 2015
Smoking pot may increase risk for prediabetes.
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'Very Light' Smoking Common Among Young Women
July 16th, 2015
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