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Teens Are Smoking Less – New Study

We've been trying for years to get people to quit smoking. The younger generation though is finally starting to get the message. There is some good news on the smoking front!

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‘No Smoking’ Ad Go Too Far?

If you are a smoker, or even an ex-smoker, you might want to have your voice heard about some new commercials that will soon be hitting the airwaves. Trying get people to stop smoking is what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does. Sometimes it takes scare tactics to wake someone up to the dangers of smoking. The CDC has a new ad out that some people think may be going too far!

There is a new $54 million national media campaign that has hit the airwaves in an effort to prompt smokers to quit and, what some are saying, scare people away from cigarettes.

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Social Networking More Addictive Than Smoking, Alcohol

Checking Facebook, Twitter, and email may be harder to resist than vices such as smoking and drinking, according to new research.

The study also found that the lure of social media may be even more powerful than cravings for sex or sleep.

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Study: Cigarette Smokers Aren’t Listening To Health Warnings

Are you really listening to all the health warnings on cigarette smoking? According to a recent study conducted by the National Health Service (NHS) in England, you aren’t.

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Ex-Smokers Are Healthier and Happier Too — Health Check

I was a smoker for 20 years. I quit almost 20 years ago, but I remember how difficult it was to quit for GOOD! I was great at quitting, I must have done it a thousand times, only to pick up another pack. If quitting is on your list of things to do and you want to begin the New Year with your resolution to quit smoking, you are probably in fear of all the jitters often associated with the withdrawal from nicotine. But there is good news! A new study says you’ll be healthier and happier.

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Great American Smokeout Coming Thursday

If you're a smoker, it's that time of year again. Time to try and kick the habit! This Thursday, November 17th is the American Cancer Society's 36th Great American Smokeout! How would you like an extra 10 years of living? That is what quitting can give you. So, the American Cancer Society encourages you to use the date to make a plan for quitting, or plan in advance to quit for that day. They are there to help.. Go to cancer.org/smokeout or call toll free 800-227-2345.

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U of M Flint to Ban Smoking on Campus
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U of M – Flint Snuffs Smoking Tomorrow

The UM-Flint campus ' smoking shacks, ashtrays, and smoking area signs will all disappear tonight. Beginning tomorrow, students at the University of Michigan - Flint can only smoke in one place: inside their car. The 76 acre campus turns into a smoke-free zone beginning tomorrow.

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University Of Michigan To Go Smoke-Free July 1st

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has approved the final report in implementation of the new smoke-free policy that goes into effect on all U of M campuses on July 1st. 

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Research: Sitting Can Be As Deadly As Smoking [VIDEO]

If you're going to light up, at least make sure to stand up.

New research has found that sitting for long periods of time can be just as dangerous as smoking.

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The Smoking Lounge at Townsquare
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The Downside Of Spring – Townsquare Media Flint’s Smoking Lounge!

I'm not a fan of winter, but one of its most admirable qualities is that it covers up the mess of the smokers. Pictured below is the "smoking kettle" outside our building. During the winter it is mostly covered with snow and the cigarette butts are lost in the white splendor, but come spring this is what we have to look at and smell.

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