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City To Offer Free Smoking Cessation Classes

Four free classes will be offered in the month of June to help smokers who want to quit.

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Surprising Study Reveals Smoking Is on a Sharp Decline

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em? Not quite.

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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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People Are Buying Fewer Cigarettes — But More Pipes and Cigars

While statistics seem to show the number of cigarette smokers has been shrinking in recent years, don’t celebrate just yet — because while people may be smoking fewer cigarettes, a growing number have become pipe and cigar aficionados.

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How Much Weight Do Ex-Smokers Put On After Quitting?

Since nicotine is an appetite suppressant and a stimulant, a fear of weight gain is one reason many smokers cite for refusing to quit.

And a new report stating ex-smokers pack on more pounds than previously thought probably won’t help matters any — but all may not be as it seems.

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Are Teens More Likely to Smoke After Seeing Actors Light Up In Movies?

Currently, movies depicting smoking are often rated PG-13, while smoking accompanied by other adult behaviors such as sex and violence results in a film being slapped with an R rating.

But since a new study suggests teens are more likely to smoke after seeing it on-screen, some people now say all movies with smoking should be restricted to adult viewers only.

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Can Secondhand Smoke Actually Make You Diabetic and Obese?

In the first study of its kind, scientists have used blood markers to determine that non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke could have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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California Mulls a $1 Tax on Cigarettes — Do You Support the Idea? [VIDEO]

Some people really like to smoke, while most who do are simply addicted to nicotine and can’t stop. And then there are those who hate cigarettes, smokers, smoke and the smell that comes with smoking, not to mention the enormous health problems and financial costs associated with this vice.

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