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Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery: study

STOCKHOLM: Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain among compuslive smokers that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal…

Cash incentives help smokers quit, study finds

MIAMI, United States: Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, said a US study Monday. The approach could offer ways to cut the number of…

Are ‘natural’ cigarette smokers being misled?

WASHINGTON: Natural American Spirit tobacco products are marketed as “natural” and “additive-free,” and many users think that means the cigarettes are safer to smoke, according to a recent U.S. study. This raises the concern that people…