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Young Smokers May Be Switching to Cigarette Alternatives
A teenage girl smokes a cigarette.
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
An electronic cigarette.
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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Smoking Marijuana May Affect Weight Gain
A marijuana cigarette
July 7th, 2015
Whether smoking marijuana contributes to weight gain may partly depend on how much pot a person smokes, according to a new study.
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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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Cancer Death Rate Declines Worldwide
April 29th, 2015
The rate of deaths from cancer appears to be on the decline worldwide, a new study suggests.
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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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Even 'Mad Men' Can't Bring Cigarettes Back (Op-Ed)
A cigarette, nearly broken in half, dangles from a woman's mouth.
May 26th, 2015
Back in the day, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble used to relax with a smoke, but times have changed.
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