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Genetic obesity risk tied to smoking: study

NEW YORK: Although smoking has long been associated with being thin, a recent genetic study suggests that a tendency to have excess body fat, especially around the waist, is also tied to a person’s odds of being a smoker. The findings…

Click bait ads are tied to teen smoking: study

NEW YORK: Teens who engage with online tobacco ads are more likely to start smoking than their peers who aren’t lured by digital marketing campaigns, a U.S. study suggests. Twice, about a year apart, almost 12,000 adolescents were…