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Could quitting smoking be a symptom of lung cancer?

A provocative, though small, study suggests that the very act of quitting smoking may be a symptom of not-yet-diagnosed lung cancer.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | March 3, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Cancer, Smoking  
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Should e-cigarettes be allowed on planes?

I sympathize with people who get nervous when they fly; I imagine using an e-cigarette might help calm them down. Whether I want to be sitting next to the person "smoking" one is a different question.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 28, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Cancer, Environmental Toxins, Smoking, Travel Health  
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New tobacco warnings from surgeon general

Everyone knows that smoking is a terrible thing to do for your health and the health of those around you who are exposed to tobacco fumes. But the Surgeon General released a new report Thursday detailing how tobacco causes cancer, heart attacks and so many other ailments and why it is so addictive.

By Rob Stein  | December 9, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Conditions, Diabetes, Smoking, infertility  
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New cigarette warnings unveiled

Federal health officials on Wednesday announced plans to require cigarette packs and ads to carry bigger, much more prominent and graphic health warnings, including images of dead bodies, cancer patients and diseased lungs. The Health and Human Services Department, which announced the new initiative, called the new warnings "the most significant change in more than 25 years" in cigarette packages and advertising.

By Rob Stein  | November 10, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  FDA, Smoking  
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Can noise be deadly?

Is working in a noisy environment bad for your health? A new study suggests that it is. Wen Qi Gan of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and colleagues analyzed data collected from 6,307 adults ages 20 and older who participated in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination...

By Rob Stein  | October 6, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Conditions, Environmental Toxins, Smoking  
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Smoking rate decline stalls

The nation's battle against smoking appears to have stalled, according to new federal statistics released in two reports Tuesday.

By Rob Stein  | September 7, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Conditions, Smoking  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Is that right? Italians smoke more than Americans?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , July 23, 2010
A New Wind A-Blowin' for Medical Marijuana?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , March 20, 2009
Concern for Pets Might Prompt Smokers to Quit, Jennifer LaRue Huget , February 11, 2009
Fretting About the Economy? How About a Smoke?, Rob Stein , November 13, 2008
 
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