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File photo of CVS store.

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

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Still Too Many Smokers

Smoking has declined in the past 5 decades as has cancer and heart disease but there are still almost 50 million smokers likely to suffer the unnecessary consequences.

01/15/2014

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The Risks Of Cigar And Pipe Smoking

When it comes to pipe and cigar smoking, a significant number of people believe there are no risks. They’re wrong.

09/06/2013

SMOKING BAN

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

SMOKING BAN

Gruesome Images On Cigarettes Discourage Smoking

There is a new study that is definitely going to get a great deal of attention and it is certainly controversial. The report finds that gruesome images on cigarettes actually discourage smoking.

11/30/2012

File Photo: Mayor Chuck Kahn at press conference pushing for a smoking ban in Cherry Hill. (Credit: David Madden)

Smoking Ban Passed In Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Cherry Hill Council members have passed an ordinance Monday night that will ban smoking in any Township-owned area.

11/26/2012

(Credit: Philadelphia Police)

$10,000 Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest Of Robbery Suspects

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Explosives has now posted a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a series of armed pharmacy robberies.

10/25/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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Man Found Dead In Bucks County Home With Explosive Materials

A Bucks County man was found dead in a home containing explosives Tuesday.

08/14/2012

(Suspect Joseph Picklo)

Suspect Released On House Arrest Following Airport ‘Explosives’ Incident

The suspect, who was arrested after allegedly attempting to carry explosives on a plane at Philadelphia International Airport, was released on house arrest Tuesday.

04/03/2012

Anti-Smoking

Philadelphia Councilwoman Hopes CDC’s New Anti-Smoking Ads Will Work

The $54-million campaign is designed to get smokers to stop, and to prevent those who don’t smoke — especially kids — from starting.

03/15/2012

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Lifestyle Choices For Preventing Breast Cancer

According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, women may be able to reduce breast cancer risk by making certain healthy lifestyle choices.

12/13/2011

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Explaining Heartburn

Hundreds of thousands of us suffer from heartburn. The explanation is simple.

07/15/2011

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Philadelphia City Council Approves Measure Requiring Stores Selling Tobacco To Get A Permit

Shops that sell tobacco in Philadelphia will soon have to fork over $50 for a permit.

06/12/2011

New Tobacco Tax Impacting City's Smoke Shops

by KYW’s John Ostapkovich A tobacco merchant whose shops in Morrisville are very busy due to the tax differential with New Jersey (see related story) says his store in Philadelphia is hurting for the opposite […]

07/06/2010

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