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Tobacco Use

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  • Hookah smoking a hot trend for young adults but clouded by health concerns

    DALLAS Clouds of sickly sweet blackberry smoke are billowing out of Isaac Doss' mouth. He takes a long draw from the bubbling hookah and passes the pipe to Kara Brick.
  • Like regular cigarettes, e-cigs a 'gateway' to harder drugs: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England...

    Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking

    Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking
    A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely to succeed, according to results of a clinical trial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn....

    Even cancer isn't enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

    Even cancer isn't enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds
    There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis. The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors...

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban
    NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...