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Secondhand Smoke: You’re Exposed to More Than You Think

Sara Bellum
April 23, 2013

Many of us don’t realize how much secondhand smoke we inhale each day. We tend to forget about the person smoking outside a restaurant or sitting on a park bench. People’s smoking in the apartment next door affects us as well. Read More »

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The Ability To Quit: Written in Your Genes?

Sara Bellum
April 16, 2013

The relationship between genes and addiction is complex. Read More »

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Butt In: Help Reduce Cigarette Butt Litter

Sara Bellum
February 26, 2013

We already know how harmful smoking is to your health, but did you know it can be bad for the environment? Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the United States—and the world. Read More »

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What’s in Cigarette Smoke, Anyway?

Sara Bellum
February 19, 2013

Stanford University professor Dr. Robert Proctor looked through tons of public documents to find out what tobacco companies put in cigarettes. Read More »

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Social Smoking: Just as Bad as Regular Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 23, 2012

Many people justify smoking one or two cigarettes once in a while—known as social smoking—by thinking occasional smoking won’t damage their health as much as smoking every day. Read More »

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