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The Addictive Personality

The addictive personality is associated with compulsive gambling, drinking, drugs, smoking and other problematic lifestyles.

08/20/2013

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The Fastest Way To A Healthier Heart

Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol and family history but cigarette smoking is the major lifestyle intervention that can damage the heart.

08/19/2013

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Regulating E-Cigarettes

No shortage of cigarette regulations. But what about e-cigarettes?

07/05/2013

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Two Philadelphia Hospitals To Stop Hiring Smokers

As of July 1, 2013, two major hospitals under the University of Pennsylvania Health System will cease hiring smokers.

07/01/2013

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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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