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Graphic Images Help Teens say No To Smoking A woman holds a device next to her throat and speaks with the help of an amplifier of her daily routine in a robotic monotone voice. Another puts on her wig and covers a hole in her throat. It’s all part of a graphic anti-smoking commercial campaign […]

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Teen Smoking Highest Among White Kids More than 600,000 middle school students and three million high school students currently smoke. Although tobacco use by adolescents has declined substantially in the last forty years, about one in 10 high school seniors were daily smokers in 2011. Substantial racial/ethnic and regional differences in smoking rates exist. Among 10th and […]

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Youth Smoking Survey More than half of high school students surveyed in Canada who used tobacco said they tried candy-flavored products. Overall in Canada, 52 percent (169,300) of students in Grades 9- 12 who reported using tobacco during the 30 days before the survey was taken had used flavored tobacco products, according to the Youth Smoking Survey released by a coalition of health […]

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U.S. Protecting Interest In Nicotine Industry Arizona Sen. John McCain ignited an historic debate over crop insurance yesterday when he offered an amendment to the farm bill that would end insurance subsidies to tobacco farmers. The amendment offered by McCain and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) would actually end tobacco subsidies. Like most of us, McCain thought […]

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Tobacco Subsidies Renewed By Senate The Senate rejected a farm bill amendment that would have ended all taxpayer subsidies for tobacco farmers. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced the amendment, which failed on a 44 to 52 vote — the amendment was held to a 60-vote threshold. “Should taxpayers continue to subsidize […]

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Marketing Cigarettes To Teens For decades health experts have been hammering into kids the dangers of smoking – but it’s not necessarily working. A new report from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows heavy smoking is down among teen smokers nationwide, but casual smoking rates are on the rise. “The fact that one in […]

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Quit Smoking Resources Every smoker has his or her own personal reasons for quitting. Here are some common reasons.  Think about what is most important to you. According to the Surgeon General, quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of her or her life. […]

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Passive Smoking Just As Deadly Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing more than 50,000 deaths per year in just the United States. The global figure is probably ten times that number. It can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including lung cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. The American Lung […]

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Smoking Disparity By Sex, Sexual Orientation The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the need for additional research specific to this community. Most state and national health […]

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