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Halsey Is “So Happy” She Kicked 10-Year Smoking Habit

The singer received tweets of support from fans and fellow stars after her announcement.

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Morning Roundup: July 19, 2019

Florida public schools to require mental health education. El Chapo sentenced to life in prison. Woman reflects on destructive relationship with the weight loss drug Phentermine.

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Morning Roundup: Jan. 15, 2019

China and Canada continue diplomatic spat over Canadian drug dealer sentenced to death by China, FedEx pays $35 million settlement for knowingly shipping cigs to NY, Minnesota mayor drives school bus drunk on a Thursday afternoon. China condemns Trudeau’s remarks about Canadian’s death sentence [Reuters]The diplomatic spat between China and Canada continues over Canadians detaining […]

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Do Graphic Images On Cigarette Packaging Keep Non-Smokers Away?

A new study examined whether graphic warnings on cigarette packs worked to deter smoking.  A new study has found that cigarette advertising featuring graphic images associated with smoking – cancerous lesions and bleeding – might be as effective in influencing young people and adults to stay away from smoking as text-based labels on cigarette packs. […]

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Could Social Media Addiction Be Worse For You Than Cigarettes?

Social media addiction is being compared to cigarettes but can it really do that much damage? Social media can certainly be addicting, and there are some who feel it can be harmful to your mental health if you spend too much time on it. But can it truly be more harmful than cigarettes? As Forbes […]

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The Perilous Journey of a Tobacco Addict

Smoking was like kicking myself down the stairs every day: There she goes again. You’re nothing. Remember that. I had no words to describe my obsession back then. I was 12 years old and I didn’t know what was happening. I would phone my friend across the street and abruptly ask her without apology, “how […]

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Warnings Featuring Diseased Body Parts Make Smokers Think Twice

A recent study aimed to find which features made picture warnings the most effective. When it comes to the effectiveness of warnings on tobacco products, a picture is worth a thousand words—particularly if that picture features a diseased or damaged body part caused by smoking. Those types of warnings are the most effective at getting […]

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 23, 2018

6 things you can say to help someone with addiction, Marlboro maker attacked for ‘hypocritical’ anti-smoking campaign, Ohio quick to use federal money to mitigate opioid crisis. New Prescription for Depression: Join a Team and Get Sweaty [NPR] Marlboro Maker Attacked for ‘Hypocritical’ Anti-Smoking Campaign [CNN] Breaking Through Silence: Battling Addiction in Orthodox Jewish Community […]

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 22, 2018

6 things you can say to help someone with addiction, Marlboro maker attacked for ‘hypocritical’ anti-smoking campaign, Ohio quick to use federal money to mitigate opioid crisis. New Prescription for Depression: Join a Team and Get Sweaty [NPR] Marlboro Maker Attacked for ‘Hypocritical’ Anti-Smoking Campaign [CNN] Breaking Through Silence: Battling Addiction in Orthodox Jewish Community […]

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Smoking Rates Hit An All-Time Low

The rising popularity of e-cigarettes has helped drive down traditional smoking rates. Americans are lighting up less than ever, according to newly released data from the federal government. After yet another downtick, only about 14% of U.S. adults were still smokers last year, an all-time low that has fallen from some 42% in the 1960s […]