May 13, 2015 A carrot isn't enough — bring on the stick. A study finds smokers are more likely to quit tobacco if they lose some of their own money after a relapse, than if they get a bonus for quitting the habit.
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Will this maker of snus, an alternative to cigarettes, be allowed to claim it is less harmful?
April 1, 2015 The product is called snus — a tiny bag of smokeless tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. A Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
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A woman tries electronic cigarettes at a store in Miami.
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April 24, 2014 If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.
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The Step-dad cocktail at Bar Charley in Washington, D.C., features house-made tobacco bitters.
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January 14, 2014 Even as smoking bans spread across the U.S., mixologists are coming up with tobacco-infused tipples. But tobacco experts say these drinks could be risky because there's no way of knowing how much nicotine is in them.
November 25, 2013 Everybody knows that you're not supposed to smoke while you're pregnant because it's bad for the baby. But nicotine patches often used to help women quit may pose a risk, too, researchers say. Other forms of nicotine replacement may do less harm.
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If you were a lab rat, you might already be thinking that you want another drink.
July 19, 2013 Smoking and drinking go together like, well, smoking and drinking. A study with rats sheds light on the brain chemistry behind why smokers seem to be more likely to drink, and sometimes to drink to excess.
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