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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Japan's smoking rate drops to record low

Japan's smoking rate has dropped below 20 percent for the first time, according to a new survey, as a recent rise in cigarette prices helped to further discourage the habit. The proportion of adult smokers stood at 19.7 percent as of May, down 1.2 percentage points from a year earlier and the lowest rate since the survey started in 1965. ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Surveys show about 20 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but but a much smaller percentage acknowledged their habit when signing up for insurance with federally mandated forms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 percent of Iowans ...

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JUL 30, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health. Every additional daily serving of fruit and vegetables reduced the average risk of premature death from all causes by five percent, the scientists found. "We found a threshold of ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Drivers Got High On Federal Weed For A Stoned Driving Study

For several months in 2013 and 2014, federal researchers administered free marijuana and alcohol to a group of people and set them loose in a driving simulator -- all in the name of science. In what may be the most comprehensive study yet of cannabis' effects on drivers, around 20 volunteers, all between the ages of 21 and 55, got ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Ex-Philip Morris workers lead Uruguay tobacco crackdown

During the two decades Daniel Gomez spent in the cigarette business at Philip Morris in Uruguay, he never imagined he would one day be promoting and enforcing anti-tobacco laws. "It's unusual, but we were left without work from one day to the next, on the street, and it was hard to reinsert ourselves into the labor market," said Gomez, who ...

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