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A report scheduled to be released March 8 by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office will urge increased state funding for anti-smoking programs.

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The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have launched a nationwide study to find out why people use tobacco.

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The legal age to purchase tobacco would gradually rise from 18 to 21 in Oklahoma under a bill proposed by state legislators.

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Using a nicotine patch may help smokers who are trying to quit recover from a relapse, a new study suggests.

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Middle-aged male smokers experience a faster decline in brain function compared with men who never smoked, a new study finds. Decline in brain function among men who quit 10 years ago is similar to that seen in men who never smoked.

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U.S. District Judge Richard Leon suggested Wednesday that a federal rule that would require cigarette packages to carry graphic warning labels could violate tobacco companies’ free speech rights, Reuters reports.

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The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to make its final report on menthol cigarettes available for public comment.

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A federal judge said this week she will not delay an order in a longstanding lawsuit against tobacco manufacturers while other courts decide newer cases that challenge graphic cigarette warning labels and restrictions on tobacco marketing.

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Many states received failing grades on the latest American Lung Association report card rating tobacco control efforts.

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Low to moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to the lungs than tobacco exposure, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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