R.J. Reynolds' Orbs, a dissolvable tobacco product. The Food and Drug administration is studying the flavored products. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Dissolvable Tobacco Products Draw FDA Scrutiny
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There are new questions about the value of nicotine patches and gum in helping people quit smoking. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A hospital stay may be the right time to quit smoking. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Seeds from Golden Rain acacias like these in Wales provide the active ingredient for a pill to help people stop smoking. Tom Patterson/Flickr hide caption

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Early morning cigarettes are a proxy for the level of addiction, researchers say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The FDA recently updated the anti-smoking messages it includes on cigarette packages to add graphic images. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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New Cigarette Labels Are Gruesome On Purpose
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