How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

You should know two things: first, you’d have to gain 100+ pounds to offset the health benefits of quitting; and second, you can quit without affecting your weight long-term.

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Fewer Americans Believe E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes: Study

As they learn more about electronic cigarettes, American smokers are becoming less likely to believe that the devices are a safer choice than tobacco cigarettes, a new study finds.

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Can E-Cigarettes Really Help You Quit Smoking?

A new study by British researchers suggests that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking.

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Hookah Use is NOT Risk-Free, Linked to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

People who smoke hookahs inhale significant amounts of nicotine and compounds that can cause cancer, heart disease and other health problems, a new study shows.

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People With Mental Health Issues More Likely to Use E-Cigarettes

People with mental health disorders are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, a new study finds.

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Weight Gain Fears Keep Some Smokers From Quitting

Concerns about weight gain prevent some smokers from seeking treatment to help them quit — especially if they picked up a few pounds during previous attempts — a new study finds.

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E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles

E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into their lungs, potentially causing or worsening respiratory diseases.

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FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Ban Sales to Minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally took the first step toward more regulation of electronic cigarettes, which have boomed in popularity despite the lack of research about the health risks or any oversight of their contents.

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Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes is a Rising Cause of Poisonings, CDC Says

Calls to poison control centers related to the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes were running at a rate of roughly one a month in 2010, but jumped to 215 in February of this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids’ Asthma Attacks

Bans on smoking in public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to a new study.

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