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  1. CVS Stops Selling Cigarettes, Walgreens Doesn’t Give a F***

    Don't let those pinkoes tell you what to do man, cough cough cough wheeze.

    Yesterday, CVS made the surprising announcement that, in the interests of their customer's health (or their company's image), they will no longer carry tobacco products. In the wake of that landmark decision, Walgreens wants everyone to know that hey kid, if you want cancer sticks, they still got 'em.

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  2. Regular E-Cigarettes Not Getting You Enough Attention? Try Look at mE-Cigarettes! [Video]

    I mean, you can't really, because this is just a comedy sketch.

    You know who looks cool with an e-Cigarette? No one does! They're silly looking, and clearly an attention grab, but if they're not enough of an attention grab then comedian and podcaster Jordan Morris has just the product for you -- the Look at mE-Cigarette! It's a much worse e-Cigarette for people who would want that in their life.

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  3. Respect: Turkish Man Dons Wire Head Cage To Quit Smoking

    Look, smoking is a nasty habit and harder than hell to kick. Whatever you've got to do, we're willing to salute the effort.

    42-year-old Ibrahim Yucel has smoked for more than two-and-a-half decades, but he's trying to give up the habit for his family's sake. It hasn't proven an easy task, though, so Yucel has developed a rather extreme way to help him kick the habit -- every day, he dons a wire helmet that makes it impossible for him to smoke a cigarette. The Saw-style head cage doesn't prevent Yucel from wanting a cigarette at work, but since the Turkish father of three leaves the keys to the locked helmet with his wife and kids every day, it does prevent him from following through on the craving.

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  4. New Study Says Quit Smoking by Age 40 to Live Almost as Long as Non-Smokers

    A new study done by a University of Toronto professor says that smokers who quit by the age of 40 can get back most of the decade of life they could otherwise expect to lose due to smoking. Professor Prabhat Jha and his team analyzed health and death records of Americans to study the benefits of quitting smoking at different ages. The findings are in no way a call to "smoke 'em if you got 'em" and then quit at 40 since smoking poses serious health risks -- even in the short term -- but the study does show that quitting early can greatly extent the life of a smoker.

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  5. Science Finds Smoking Really is Cool

    Remember in middle school when you tried smoking for the first time behind the gym in P.E. because your friend stole some of his older brother's cigarettes? Do you remember how, though you coughed a lot and it was mainly an uncomfortable experience, that kid you had a crush on walked by and you felt like the coolest middle schooler in the world? Well, you probably were pretty cool smoking that cigarette, because new studies show that the popular kids in the U.S. and Mexico are more likely to smoke cigarettes.

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  6. Indonesian Zoo is Trying to Get Their Smoking Orangutan to Quit

    For the past decade or so, Tori the orangutan has impressed visitors at the Satwa Taru Jurug zoo in Indonesia with her smoking habit. The 15-year old great ape apparently picked up the habit from imitating zoo patrons and picking up their discarded cigarette butts. Now, the zoo is intervening and plans to cut Tori off, cold turkey.

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  7. Bet You Didn’t Know Smoking Makes Boobs Sag [Video]

    I wonder if this applies to boobs of the more masculine variety, but I suppose the owners of said moobs already have erectile dysfunction to worry about.

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  8. Snoop Dogg is Putting Out a Smokable Song Book

    Who says print media is dead? Not Snoop Dogg, that's for sure. He's so fond of print media, in fact, he's putting out a book that is literally disposable. Snoop Dogg's new song book, Rolling Words, is made primarily out of rolling papers. Try to contain your surprise.

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  9. Inhalable Desserts: Cupcake, Pie, Cheesecake, Cinnamon Buns

    You might've seen people smoking those e-cigarettes every now and then; they're supposed to simulate the feel of smoking, but replace the actual smoke with a supposedly much healthier vapor. Diet company Vaportrim is attempting to recreate that type of alternative to smoking that e-cigarettes are trying to provide, but with dessert. Presenting, inhalable desserts, including cupcake, strawberry shortcake, cinnamon bun, peach cobbler, milk chocolate, and more.

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  10. Nicotine May Prime Smokers for Cocaine Use, Study Shows

    It may seem like common sense that cocaine users are more likely to be smokers than other groups. Drug users tend to use drugs, and what better way to mellow out a crazy cocaine high than a few (packs of) cigarettes?  Well, a new study conducted by Denise and Eric Kandel of Columbia University shows that smoking may lead to cocaine: Nicotine actually causes epigenetic changes that boost a smokers response to cocaine. In other words, if you are or were a smoker, cocaine is going to hit you a lot harder. The idea of gateway drugs has been around for what seems like forever. I'm sure all my fellow D.A.R.E. kids remember learning that smoking and drinking are just the first step to crack, heroin, baggy black hoodies, getting mugged by drug dealers and all that jazz. For a long time though, a lot of the evidence surrounding that idea has been psychological and circumstantial. Kids who smoke are more likely to try something else because they already jumped off the straight-edge wagon, kids who are buying pot from their dealer are going to get offered some ecstasy at some point, etc. This study, however, roots the issue of gateway drugs in actual, physical responses. People who use nicotine are actually rewired to feel that line of coke more than people who don't.

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