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Op-Ed: New York smokers spend 25% of income on cigarettes

Albany - It confirms what I’ve seen outside of offices and factories for years. The small huddled groups of employees puffing on cigarettes while telling jokes as one enters such buildings are among the lowest paid on average.

Study: Quitting smoking difficult for men and women alike

According to a recent study, the enduring belief that women are less successful than men in quitting smoking is questionable. The study, finds little difference in cessation between sexes across all age groups.

Study: Many continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer

A Harvard Medical School study found many patients continue smoking after receiving a diagnosis of lung or colorectal cancer while they battle the diseases, though quitting smoking would improve their prognoses, according to the researchers.

Ontario government to help addicts and alcoholics quit smoking

Toronto - But smokers who cannot afford nicotine patches or gum and who are not undergoing treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism are out of luck.

Smoking cessation drug linked to heart disease

A study of 14 trials found that one of the drugs being prescribed to help people to quit smoking has links to heart disease.

CDC predicts smoking may be banned in all states by 2020

Atlanta - Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control predict that the entire nation could have laws in place by 2020 that would ban smoking in all indoor areas including restaurants, bars and private sector businesses.

U.S. government propose graphic cigarette warning labels

Washington - The federal government hopes new larger, graphic warning labels for cigarettes that include images of corpses, cancer patients, and diseased lungs and teeth will help snuff out tobacco use.

Quitting smoking may double chances of surviving lung cancer

Based on new research, the British Medical Journal is reporting that quitting smoking after an early stage lung cancer diagnosis can double a patient's chances of surviving five years or longer.

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