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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting October 1

A major company is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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New Ruling Allows Smoking on Patios and Rooftops of Bars and Restaurants

A new ruling from the Michigan Department of Agriculture will allow patrons of bars and restaurants to again smoke on outdoor patios and rooftops in certain circumstances.

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Should You Be Required to Have a License to Smoke?

Smokers' rights could be at risk once again: a medical expert is currently advocating for some drastic regulations that would make it mandatory for all smokers to obtain a smoking license.

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Can Smoking Cause Psoriasis?

If you’re a smoker, here’s another reason to quit: a large study suggests that smokers have an increased risk of developing the chronic skin condition psoriasis.

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Should Smoking Be Banned in Bars? — Survey of the Day

It wasn’t that long ago that smoking was as synonymous with bars as alcohol and questionable decisions. However, over the last decade, more and more states and local government are banning cigarettes from saloons.

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New Approaches Revealed To Assist Minority Groups with Quitting Smoking

Telephone counseling services are successful among Korean and Vietnamese speaking smokers living in the United States, according to a recently released study.

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Doctors Should Offer All Smokers Help with Quitting, Study Says

Although doctors typically gauge a smoker’s willingness to quit before offering help in doing so, new research indicates that help should be offered to all smokers.

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Marijuana Smoke Not as Harmful as Cigarette Smoke, Study Finds

Marijuana was made illegal as a public health safety measure, but according to results from a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, marijuana smoke is not as damaging to the lungs as cigarette smoke.

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Tobacco Company Hides the Truth About Their Cigarettes

Cigarette giants Philip Morris USA may have altered data on the harmful effects of cigarettes, according to an independent study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

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Study: Nicotine Can Help with Memory Loss

Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

Previous studies have shown smokers could improve cognitive function by quitting smoking and other studies have found attention and memory improvement in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, researchers at the American Academy of Neurology looked at nicotine in people with mild cognitive impairment – the stage between normal aging and dementia when people have mild memory or thinking problems but no significant disability.

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