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Morning Roundup: Nov. 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk Nebraska fan fails miserably to jump over taxi, Johnny Depp delivers drunken speech during awards show, and TSA finds cocaine inside raw meat. MORE  

U.S. Senators Want Stronger Warnings for E-Cigarettes

By Shawn Dwyer

Six Democratic senators wrote a letter to the FDA asking to require labels on all nicotine products, including e-cigs. MORE  

Loose E-Cig Laws Could Mean Fewer Restrictions Later On

By Brent McCluskey

A hodgepodge of state laws could hamper the FDA from enacting federal regulations. MORE  

Plain Cigarette Packs Drastically Cut Smoking Rates

By Bryan Le

Plain packaging reduced smoking in Australia and may soon do the same in the UK. MORE  

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments. MORE  

UK Doctors Push Cigarette Ban For All Born After 2000

By Bryan Le

Advocates of the ban say the UK could be the first country to eradicate cigarettes, but opponents say it will simply create a new black market. MORE  

Are Cigarettes More Deadly Today?

By Shawn Dwyer

Tobacco companies have worked hard over the last 50 years to make cigarettes more addictive and appealing to kids. MORE  

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  

Smoking for the Hell of It

By Lisa Kaplan Gordon

My Dad quit smoking, I quit smoking, but then my teenage son came home with smoke on his breath and rekindled my love affair with smokes. MORE  

Nicotine Addiction Discriminates Between Men and Women

By Bryan Le

Women are hit harder and hooked deeper by nicotine, a difference researchers say is often unrecognized. MORE  

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