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Study: 1 in 3 Young Chinese Men Will Die From Smoking

Researchers in Lancet call for widespread quitting of the habit

(Newser) - Researchers are offering a helpful hint to Chinese men hoping to "avoid disability and premature death": stop smoking. Of the million people who died from smoking in China in 2010, 84% were male, reports AFP . A new study in the Lancet finds the annual death toll in China—which... More »

Ex-Smokers Jittery About 'Magic' Lozenge Shortage

Some who've relied on Nicorette suckers for years are hoarding them

(Newser) - Nicotine-replacement therapies are often a lifesaver for former smokers who want to make sure they kick the habit forever. But while gum and patches may do the trick for certain ex-inhalers, there's a product that, its loyal followers say, is the only smoking-cessation remedy that's worked for them:... More »

Could Seeds of Golden Rain Tree Help Smokers Quit?

Doctors hope to make cytisine accessible around the world

(Newser) - Experts are praising a chemical that may be more effective than nicotine when it comes to helping people quit smoking. Cytisine, found in seeds from the golden rain tree, is cheap and natural, but only sold in a few Eastern and Central European countries. Researchers are hoping to change that... More »

Almost 10% of Cancer Survivors Still Smoke: Study

83% of those who keep puffing away smoke an average 15 cigarettes daily

(Newser) - It's been well documented how smoking wreaks havoc on your body, with tobacco use upping the risk for a variety of cancers—lung, bladder, esophagus, larynx, pancreas, and more—and causing almost one in five deaths in the US and 30% of all cancer deaths, according to the American... More »

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