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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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No Butts On Some College Campuses

Universities and colleges have become the latest target for anti-smoking groups. There is controversy at one school that has imposed a ban on campus smoking.

12/04/2012

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Winslow Woman Suffers Burns When Her Cigarette Ignites Oxygen Tank

Firefighters removed the woman from her home when they arrived. She’s now hospitalized in stable condition.

11/26/2012

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Lift App

Breaking bad habits is hard – and sticking to a new routine is even harder. Lift is an app that can help.

11/19/2012

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Researchers: To Quit Smoking, Gargle Lemonade

The study from the University of Georgia finds that the sugar in lemonade helps self-control.

11/09/2012

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New West Chester Ordinance Would Fine Cigarette Butt Litterers

The West Chester Borough Council is scheduled to vote on new legislation that would fine smokers for littering their cigarette butts.

10/17/2012

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Employees Who Smell

Employees can be disciplined for issues that affect their coworkers even if it’s not related to the tasks they perform. So body odor , cigarette stench or too-heavy perfume could get you fired.

09/21/2012

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Shift Work Increases Health Risks

Shift work can increase the risk of everything from depression to diabetes. And now, the latest information is that shift work and the potential sleep disorders associated with it actually increase the risk of heart attack.

07/30/2012

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Chester, Pa. Approves Smoking Ban Near Parks and Playgrounds

Chester City Council adopted an ordinance, the first of its kind in Southeastern Pennsylvania, that bans smoking within 50 feet of parks, playgrounds, pools, and recreation centers in the city.

06/29/2012

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Study Finds More Teens Smoking Pot Than Cigarettes

A study from the CDC shows more teens are smoking pot than are smoking cigarettes.

06/08/2012

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World No Tobacco Day Inspires Photo Exhibit At Criminal Justice Center

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health posted a Smoking exhibit in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center on Thursday in honor of World No Tobacco Day.

05/31/2012

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Diabetes Often Leads To Chronic Kidney Disease

More than half the people with chronic kidney disease have diabetes. In 2008, diabetes accounted for 44% of new cases of kidney failure. if you have diabetes, beware.

05/18/2012

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