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AUG 19, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Doctors may be missing chances to talk to teens about smoking

“Given that tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., it is surprising that more clinicians are not intervening with adolescent patients to help them avoid or quit tobacco,” lead author Gillian L. Schauer, of Carter Consulting, Inc., told Reuters Health. Schauer worked on the study as a contractor to the Office on ...

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AUG 08, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Dentists miss chances to urge patients to quit smoking

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - Healthcare providers, particularly dentists, frequently miss opportunities to advise patients about ways to stop smoking cigarettes, a new study shows. Since 1996, the U.S. Public Health Service has been urging all healthcare workers to ask every one of their patients if they smoke and to counsel smokers to quit, said senior ...

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AUG 08, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Wall Street's Toxic Tobacco Deals Saddled States With Billions In Debt

This story was co-published with Marketplace.In November 1998, attorneys general from across the country sealed a historic deal with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking. Going forward, nearly every cigarette sold would provide money to the states, territories and other governments involved 2014 more than $200 billion in just the first 25 years of ...

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AUG 06, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Arizona county proposes hiring ban, extra charges for smokers

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Smokers seeking a job in one Arizona county need not apply and current employees would pay the price for lighting up under a controversial proposal by its top administrator. Pima County Manager Chuck Huckelberry said the proposed smoking ban for new employees, and medical insurance surcharges of up to 50 percent for current employees ...

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AUG 06, 2014 - Fox News

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Nearly one in 10 cancer survivors still smokes, study says

It's been well documented how smoking wreaks havoc on your body, with tobacco use upping the risk for a variety of cancers—lung, bladder, esophagus, larynx, pancreas, and more—and causing almost one in five deaths in the US and 30% of all cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.

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