State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatments

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This week, the American Lung Association will appear as a lead author for an article being published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults

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It’s become an emotional debate: Do e-cigarettes help people get off regular cigarettes or are they a new avenue for addiction? Until now, there has been little solid evidence to back up either side. But a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could help fill that void.

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Chemicals in E-Cigarettes with Known Hazards

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A growing body of scientific evidence supports findings that inhalation of two flavoring chemicals commonly used in e-liquids — diacetyl and 2.3-pentanedione — destroys lungs.

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Disparity in Who's Smoking and Who's Dying

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Studies have shown that nearly half of the cigarettes consumed in the United States are smoked by people thought to have a mental illness.

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New Study on Smoking: MS Progresses Faster in Those Who Continue to Smoke Compared with Those Who Quit

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A new study involving people with MS who smoked cigarettes suggests that those who continued to smoke after receiving an MS diagnosis were quicker to reach the secondary-progressive phase of MS than those who quit after diagnosis.

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Talking to Kids About Smoking May Help Parents Quit

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Parents who quit smoking may be less likely to relapse when they discuss the dangers of cigarettes with their children, a U.S. study suggests.

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