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Health: Cigarette Tax Proposal Would Help The Health of Philadelphians

The health department says smoking kills more people than murders, aids, car accidents, diabetes and illegal drugs combined.

06/26/2013

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Revel-Casino Hotel To Refund Slot Losses

It won’t really be gambling for many slots players next month at Atlantic City’s newest casino.

06/20/2013

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Using Fear Tactics To Promote Healthy Choices

Fear tactics have been used many times over the years but is it a good thing to use these tactics to influence medical care?

06/19/2013

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Teen Use Of Smokeless Tobacco

The National Youth Tobacco Survey looked at middle and high school students use of smokeless tobacco and found it increased significantly in the 15 to 17-year-old age group.

05/20/2013

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NYC Proposes Raising Age For Cigarette Purchases To 21

A new proposal would increase the threshold from 18, a federal minimum that is the standard in many places.

04/23/2013

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Second Hand Smoke’s Effect On Children Focus Of Health Department Campaign

The City Health Department is launching a new multi-media campaign to reduce the effects of second-hand smoke on children.

04/02/2013

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American Diet Increasing Obesity

Data from the CDC suggests Americans are increasingly obese, despite the fact that they are exercising more and smoking less.

03/27/2013

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Revel Casino’s Bankruptcy Plan Includes Allowing Smoking

Atlantic City’s only smoke-free casino will soon allow patrons to light up on the gambling floor.

03/26/2013

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Health: Underage & Undercover: City Cutting Down On Stores Selling Tobacco Products To Youth

Philadelphia is cracking down on illegal sales of tobacco products to minors. Smoking is the leading cause of death and disability in Philadelphia. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl visits some violators and reveals the underage and undercover operation.

03/04/2013

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Studying Electronic Nicotine Delivery

Without smoke, e-cigarettes are potentially safer than cigarettes and could help smokers quit but the studies are just starting.

02/14/2013

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Study: Smokers Lose 10 Years Of Life Expectancy

According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine smokers loose at least 10 years of life expectancy compared to non-smokers.

01/24/2013

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Exposing Children To Secondhand Smoke

There is a great reason why parents should not smoke cigarettes in the car with their children.

01/18/2013

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Legal Obligation To Correct Misleading Ads

“Here is the truth: Smoking kills, on average, 1200 Americans. Everyday.” Pretty blunt, eh? And not something you’d imagine a tobacco company saying. Except now, it’s going to be forced to put that exact statement on packages of cigarettes.

01/04/2013

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Study: Female Smokers Risk Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A recent study of female smokers found that even light to moderate smokers may be more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death.

12/19/2012

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Understanding The Addictive Personality

There is no doubt that people prone to excess gambling, drinking or drug use can switch from one vice to another. Those who do this are said to have addictive personalities. And now, researchers are trying to determine a physical cause.

12/13/2012

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