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Cracking Down On Littering Of Cigarette Butts

Littering laws are changing across the US, like increased penalties in Louisiana where a third offense for cigarette littering will incur a $1500 fine.

02/24/2015

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Surprise! Cigarettes Are Even Worse For You Than You Thought

Everyone who’s ever seen one of the CDC’s horrifying anti-smoking commercials knows cigarettes are bad for you, but there are a few more diseases to add to the list of maladies smoking can cause.

02/13/2015

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Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

01/22/2015

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Obese Teens Risk Premature Death

Obesity at age 18 has the same risk for premature death as that of heavy smokers – heavy smokers are those who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day.

01/15/2015

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Good News Bad News Stats For Teen Substance Abuse

The rates of substance abuse among high school students continue to decline. But there are some new issues.

12/23/2014

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Survey: E-Cigarettes Surpass Regular Cigs In Teen Use

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds.

12/17/2014

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Five Steps To Reducing Risk Of Stroke In Women

A study of over 32,000 women has been released that takes a look at what can be done to reduce the incidence of stroke.

10/14/2014

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The 5 Best Steps To Prevent Heart Disease

According to a study which followed over 20,000 men in Sweden for 11 years, five factors had the greatest impact on health: diet, exercise, smoking, weight circumference, and alcohol consumption.

09/23/2014

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Gov. Christie Vetoes Limit On Smoking At Parks, Beaches

Smoking would have been banned at parks and limited at beaches under the bill approved by the state Senate and Assembly in June. It garnered overwhelming support in both chambers.

09/10/2014

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Study: More Than 80% Of U.S. Homes Forbid Smoking

Smoking is banned in more than eight out of 10 U.S. homes — nearly twice as many as two decades ago, according to a new government study.

09/05/2014

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Doctors And Dentists Don’t Urge Patients To Quit Smoking

Talking about the importance of patients quitting smoking may be one of the most important roles of the physician, yet most are mum on the subject.

08/22/2014

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Managing COPD

There are certain tips that can help if you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive piulmonary disease. The first is to quit smoking.

08/01/2014

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Text Messages Could Help Smokers Kick The Habit

While researchers say more studies need to be done, they also say that text messaging programs can keep smokers accountable.

06/09/2014

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NJ Lawmakers Seek To Raise Smoking Age To 21

A bill sponsored by Sens. Dick Codey and Joe Vitale would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products and e-cigarette devices as well as regular cigarettes.

06/05/2014

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Senate Panel Approves Smoke-Free Beach Bill In New Jersey

The measure on Monday was amended to allow towns to set aside up to 20 percent of a beach or park as a smoking area.

05/20/2014

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