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NOV 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Smoking Rate For U.S. Adults Reaches Record Low

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults last year touched its lowest on record, a drop spurred by higher prices, smoke-free policies and anti-smoking campaigns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. About 17.8 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes in 2013, down from 20.9 percent in 2005 and 42.4 percent ...

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NOV 26, 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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City recognizes businesses that quit selling tobacco

Philadelphia added a new move to its fight against smoking Tuesday, recognizing merchants for ending tobacco sales. Seven business owners tell their end-of-tobacco-sales stories in a series of online videos posted by SmokeFree Philly, an antismoking project run by the city Department of Public Health. One said she chose to pull tobacco from her shelves after being a smoker herself, ...

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NOV 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Hookah Smokers Are Inhaling Benzene, A Toxic Chemical In Gasoline

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - High levels of benzene, a chemical in crude oil and gasoline, are present in hookah smokers and nonsmokers after they attend social events where the water pipes are used, a new report says. Benzene exposure is a known risk factor for leukemia. Since there are no safe levels of benzene exposure, interventions to prevent ...

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NOV 25, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - High levels of benzene, a chemical in crude oil and gasoline, are present in hookah smokers and nonsmokers after they attend social events where the water pipes are used, a new report says. Benzene exposure is a known risk factor for leukemia. Since there are no safe levels of benzene exposure, interventions to prevent ...

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NOV 25, 2014 - Fox News

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China considers tougher tobacco controls

China, the world's biggest tobacco market, is considering a draft regulation that would ban indoor smoking, limit outdoor smoking and end tobacco advertising, the state-run Xinhua news agency has reported.

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