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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Smoking Rates Are Down, But A Different Type Of Tobacco Use Is On The Rise

First, the good news: Smoking rates are down significantly in 26 states. The bad news? The use of smokeless tobacco (also known as dip, snuff or chew) is up in four states, while using both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco is up significantly in five states. “Although overall cigarette smoking prevalence has declined significantly in recent years in many states, the ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Associated Press

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Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Smokeless Tobacco Is On The Rise In These States

First, the good news: Smoking rates are down significantly in 26 states. The bad news? The use of smokeless tobacco (also known as dip, snuff or chew) is up in four states, while using both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco is up significantly in five states. “Although overall cigarette smoking prevalence has declined significantly in recent years in many states, the ...

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MAY 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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We Need To Make A Distinction Between Smoking And Nicotine Addiction, According To Scientists

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's fix is fruit-flavored nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has "packets of the stuff" stashed all over. But he doesn't see himself as a nicotine ...

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MAY 08, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Beijing raises cigarette tax to deter smoking

China will more than double the tax on tobacco to 11 percent, the government announced Friday, as authorities try to deter smoking in the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco. "The cigarette wholesale sector will raise tax from five percent to 11 percent," a statement on the website of China's foreign ministry said. China has more than 300 million ...

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