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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…

Smokers with Bladder Cancer Acknowledge Tobacco Increased Their Risk of Disease

Most smokers with bladder cancer are aware that using tobacco increased their risk of disease, a new study finds. More than half of bladder cancers in the United States are caused by smoking. “Bladder cancer is actually the second most common smoking-related cancer, second only to lung,” lead author Dr.…

Combining Positive and Negative Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

A new study suggests combining positive messages about quitting smoking with negative messages about the health effects of tobacco use may be more effective than using either strategy alone. Smokers who believe quitting will be difficult respond better to messages about the harmful effects of smoking, while those who believe…