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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…

Smoking weakens a gene that protects arteries: study

WASHINGTON: People who smoke cigarettes may boost their risk of clogged heart arteries by weakening a gene that is otherwise protective of these important blood vessels, US researchers said Monday. The findings point to a genetic…