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Think Smoking A Hookah Is Harmless? Think Again

By Shawn Dwyer

A new study shows that just because you think it's safe, doesn't mean it is. MORE  

Bloomberg Wants Cigarettes Out of Sight

By Ben Feuerherd

NYC's mayor launches a new initiative to keep tobacco products out of store displays. MORE  

It's Worth Gaining Pounds to Quit Smoking

By Valerie Tejeda

Although weight gain after quitting increases risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, it's still much healthier in the long run. MORE  

Anti-Smoking Icon Dies of Cancer

By Valerie Tejeda

Debi Austin, star of memorable "Voicebox" ad, has passed away at 62. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 20, 2013

By The Fix staff

Overdose deaths rise for 11th straight year, female smokers at greater risk, and Kate Middleton visits center for recovering addicts. MORE  

Obesity Risks Could Outweigh Smoking

By Valerie Tejeda

Obesity is fast becoming the world's leading cause of avoidable and premature deaths. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

New Hampshire may be next to go for legal pot, beer giants' merger may violate trust laws, and CSI: NY star is nabbed for DUI. MORE  

Women's Smoking Death Risk Has Soared

By Valerie Tejeda

Shockingly, female smokers are far likelier to die from their habit these days than they were in the 1960s. MORE  

Smoking Actually Doesn't Relieve Stress

By Valerie Tejeda

Smokers often see their habit as a way to cut their anxiety. Researchers say quitting does it better. MORE  

China's Women Constantly Inhale Smoke

By Valerie Tejeda

Exposure to secondhand smoke in China damages the health of this generation and the next. MORE  

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