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E-Cigarette Tech Takes Off as Regulation Looms

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Felderbaum | Dec 10
Unlike traditional smokes that are simply chopped tobacco rolled in paper with a filter, e-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes and the technological changes only make regulating them more of a headache.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

AIDS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

Sloan Kettering Holds One-Day Conference on LGBT Cancer

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 17
The National LGBT Cancer Network, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are presenting a one-day conference on Cancer in the LGBT Communities on January 18 in NYC.

Surgeon General Urges New Resolve to End Smoking

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 17
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

Sobering Findings In Recent LGBT Smoking Study

LGBT communities spent $7.9 million dollars per year on their top health burden, smoking. This is 65 times as much money as the Funders for LGBTQ Issues report all foundations spend on LGBT funding.

New Year, New Resolve

HEALTH | By Elliot Owen | Jan 16
It’s a new year and during January, many smokers will try kicking the habit that, according to the American Lung Association, causes more than 443,000, or one in five, American deaths each year.

Legacy Helps LGBTs Quit Smoking

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 3
Did you know that gays smoke nearly 70 percent more than others, and tobacco companies target them specifically? This year, kick that butt with help from Legacy.

Lung Cancer Scans Urged for Some Smokers, Not All

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 1
Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday -- even as they stressed that the tests aren’t for everyone.

Woman Featured in Stark CDC Anti-Smoking Ads Dies

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Sep 17
Terrie Hall, a North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer.

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