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Smokers Spend Average of $1.4 Million in Personal Costs: Study

Smokers burn through an average of $1.4 million in personal costs, a new study concludes. The figure includes spending on cigarettes, medical costs and lower wages brought on by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, CBS News reports. The study, which appears on the website WalletHub, calculated the cumulative cost of…

Smoking Could Drop to 10 Percent or Lower, Some Health Officials Predict

A number of trends could combine to lower U.S. smoking rates from the current 18 percent, to 10 percent or less, health officials predict. Cigarette taxes, bans on smoking in public places and regulations on cigarette advertising could influence people’s perceptions of smoking, according to the Associated Press. Earlier this…

Some Cigarettes Have Increased the Amount of Nicotine They Deliver

A new study finds some brands of cigarettes have increased the amount of nicotine they deliver. This is likely to make them more addictive, according to the researchers. They studied data provided to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health by four major cigarette companies from 1997 to 2012, as required…

California Legislators Debate Whether to Include E-cigarettes in Smoking Bans

California lawmakers are debating whether to include e-cigarettes in bans on smoking in public places, the Los Angeles Times reports. The state has outlawed cigarette smoking in most public places. The California Senate recently approved a bill that would ban e-cigarettes from every place smoking is already banned. The state…