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Millions of Americans Still Breathing Secondhand Smoke: Report

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite three decades of declines in secondhand smoke exposure, 58 million Americans -- children included -- are still breathing in tobacco fumes, federal health officials reported Thursday. Nearly…

Monitoring System for Underage Tobacco Sales Falls Short: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The way that U.S. regulators try to find stores that illegally sell tobacco products to minors doesn't work, a new study contends. The approach involves an undercover minor trying to make a single…

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. The American Cancer…

Fewer U.S. Kids Use Tobacco, But Numbers Still Too High: Officials

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. middle and high school students who use tobacco fell from 4.5 million in 2011 to 3.6 million in 2017, but that number is still far too high, federal health officials reported Thursday. Nearly…

Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on Tobacco

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While much attention has been paid to the dangers of e-cigarette use among teens, new research shows that more than half of all tobacco smoked by young people comes from hookahs. The researchers…

Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court Says

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco companies have been given deadlines to come clean on their cigarette packaging and websites about the health dangers of their products and their efforts to mislead the public about those risks,…

Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDC

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds. The report, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…