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Have You Smoked a Cigarette in the Past Week? — Survey of the Day

Between the persistency of the surgeon general and bans everywhere from workplaces to bars, being a smoker should be harder than it’s ever been before.

But are these anti-smoking efforts actually causing a decline in the rates of cigarette consumption?

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New Research Reveals Egg Yolk Is As Unhealthy as Cigarettes

Just short of playing Russian roulette at the breakfast table, the consensus seems to be that we are all doomed without a doubt, as the latest chapter of the great American death machine has just revealed that eating egg yolk may be just as bad as smoking cigarettes.

So what in the name of Joe Camel is going on here?

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People Are Buying Fewer Cigarettes — But More Pipes and Cigars

While statistics seem to show the number of cigarette smokers has been shrinking in recent years, don’t celebrate just yet — because while people may be smoking fewer cigarettes, a growing number have become pipe and cigar aficionados.

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What Can Ruin Your Health More Than Smoking?

If you’re sedentary, it’s time to get moving — a new study has revealed a lack of physical activity could be as harmful to your health as smoking.

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Are Teens More Likely to Smoke After Seeing Actors Light Up In Movies?

Currently, movies depicting smoking are often rated PG-13, while smoking accompanied by other adult behaviors such as sex and violence results in a film being slapped with an R rating.

But since a new study suggests teens are more likely to smoke after seeing it on-screen, some people now say all movies with smoking should be restricted to adult viewers only.

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Can Secondhand Smoke Actually Make You Diabetic and Obese?

In the first study of its kind, scientists have used blood markers to determine that non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke could have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Add Cigarette Butts to the Amazingly Long List of Items That Can Be Recycled

Discarded cigarette butts may seem disgusting, but they’re actually worth cash — they’re now being recycled into things like plastic pallets, guitar picks and even jewelry.

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New Study Reveals Teens Are Smoking Less

There is some good news being reported about the state of young people in America.

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Smoking While Pregnant — You May Be Surprised Who’s Doing It

It’s no news that smoking is bad for us, and that the risks are compounded for expectant mothers.

Research shows pregnant smokers have a higher risk of premature births, birth defects, low birth weight, miscarriages and stillbirths — so it’s especially shocking that a new study reveals more than a fifth of white women continue to light up while they’re eating for two.

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CDC Unleashes Disturbing Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign – Is It Too Disturbing? [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has always been against smoking, often using ads and commercials to warn people about the dangers. However, some people think their latest anti-smoking ads may be going a bit too far.

The organization is rolling out a $54 million national media campaign in an effort to prompt smokers to quit and, what some are saying, scare people away from cigarettes.

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