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Don’t Smoke? You Could Still Get Lung Cancer

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Although cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer, people who don’t smoke also die from the disease. Here’s why lung cancer is everyone's health concern.


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New Research: E-Cigs Safer Alternative to Regular Cigarettes

Tags: cancer, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, lung cancer, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data. Now, a new analysis supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes.


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Electronic Cigarettes: Weighing in on a Popular Trend

Tags: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, lung cancer, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?


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Greater Number of Diseases Now Attributed to Smoking

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The acting U.S. surgeon general says smoking is directly responsible for an even greater number of disease and illnesses, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancies.


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‘Surprising Link’: Smoking and Bladder Cancer

Tags: bladder, bladder cancer, bladder infection, cancer, clinical trials, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Plenty of people know the risks of cigarette smoke as it enters the body, but cigarette toxins present a high risk of bladder cancer as they leave the body. Experts say half of all bladder cancer deaths are caused by smoking.


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5 S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Quitting Tobacco

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a cigarette smoker, cigar smoker or tobacco chewer. Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you’ll ever do.


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Thirdhand Smoke May Damage Your DNA

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The lingering smell and chemicals of cigarette smoke may lead to a bigger problem: damage to your DNA.


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7 Tips to Kick Bad Habits for Good

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With some planning, effort and focus, we can change our habits. It’s worth it with all the potential benefits, including longevity and enhanced self-esteem. Find seven tips to changing your bad habits into good ones.


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5 Simple Tips for Workplace Wellness (Slideshow)

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, infographic, stop smoking, workplace health, yoga

If you're going to spend eight hours a day — and probably more — at the office, make them count. Healthy habits may start at home, but you can take them to work with you.


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Smoking — The Hookah Habit Is Harmful

Tags: Be Well e-News, smoking, stop smoking, teenager, tobacco, Wellness Institute

Teens may find hookah smoking glamorous and exotic, but it is every bit as addictive as cigarette smoking — and may be more so.