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Health 'Around 90 percent of people who smoke started before age 18' 'Around 90 percent of people who smoke started before age 18'(Video)
More than 20 million Americans have died from smoking over the last 50 years, and health officials say teens today are even more vulnerable than ever before.

"Around 90 percent of people who smoke started before the age of 18,” said Jason Davis of Lane County Public Health.

A Eugene teen smoking during his lunch break at school says he started when he was 10 years old.
Health Insurance through work? Health law affects you too Insurance through work? Health law affects you too
The health care overhaul's reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance through work.
Health Exercise trends: explanations, benefits and consequences: part 1 Exercise trends: explanations, benefits and consequences: part 1
Every year Google releases its most searched terms, and this year they have “exercise” as a category. So in this column and the following one I’m going to explore five workouts: the “Insanity Workout,” “CrossFit,” “Ab Workouts,” “7-Minute Workout” and “Kettlebell Workouts.”
Health Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids Feds crack down on 4 bogus weight loss aids
Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.
Health New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013 New drug approvals from FDA declined in 2013
The Food and Drug Administration approved 27 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2013, down from 39 new medications in 2012, which was a 15-year high.
Health Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease - the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
Health Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation(Photo Gallery)
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
Health UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants like organs UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants like organs
Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking a box on your driver's license.
Health Diet Detective’s news and weird facts Diet Detective’s news and weird facts
Where to Go in Space So You Can Say You Weigh Less? Hint: Avoid Jupiter. Insects Allowed: Don’t Read This With a Weak Stomach. Worried about Eating Way Too Much Over the Holidays? Here’s a Quick Fix. Work Out and Play Games: Make 30 Minutes of Exercise Feel Like 5.
Health With online part of health exchange down, Cover Oregon halts ads With online part of health exchange down, Cover Oregon halts ads
With its troubled health insurance exchange portal still not working, Cover Oregon says it has suspended its optimistic, feel-good advertising campaign after spending more than $8 million on it this year.
Health Committee to oversee hand, face transplants like organs Committee to oversee hand, face transplants like organs
The government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at this radical kind of reconstruction.