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A man smokes a cigarette outside. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Keeps Boxed Warning About Suicide On Chantix

The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.

03/09/2015

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Trube Stories: Kicking The Habit – Triggers

As I continue my fight to quit smoking, I constantly encounter triggers that make me want to smoke. Identifying the triggers is one thing. Finding solutions is another.

02/03/2015

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U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Just Under 18-Percent

A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18-percent for the first time last year.

11/26/2014

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Congressional Report Presses For E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

04/14/2014

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No More Underage E-Cigarette Buying In North Texas City

Without federal or state regulations on electronic-cigarettes, the Rockwall City Council took matters into its own hands Monday voting to ban the sale of all e-cigarette items to minors.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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North Texas City Considers Regulating E-Cigarette Stores

In just the past few months, Richardson city leaders say one kind of business seems especially interested in setting up shop — e-cigarette retailers. Currently there are eight of the stores in the city.

CBSDFW.COM–10/15/2013

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Anti-Smoking Battle Moves Outdoors; Bans Increase

First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the the “No Smoking” battle has moved outdoors. City parks, college campuses and other outdoor venues are putting up signs telling smokers they can’t light up.

08/08/2013

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Texas Researchers Look At Meditation To Help Smokers Quit

Most people know that smokers wanting to kick the habit can try an array of pills and patches, but researchers at Texas Tech University say they have found success using ancient Chinese secrets

CBSDFW.COM–08/07/2013

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Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening For Some Smokers

For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.

07/30/2013

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Texas Researchers To Study Dangers/Benefits Of E-Cigarettes

A lot of people are asking if those trendy new e-cigarettes are safe? It’s one of the things researchers at a Texas university are trying to find out.

CBSDFW.COM–07/12/2013

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PD Calls Undercover Sting With No Citations A Success

When is a police sting with no violations considered a success? If you ask officers with the Denton Police Department, it’s when the results are from an undercover crackdown on underage tobacco use.

CBSDFW.COM–07/08/2013

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Some Cigarette Prices Would Climb Under Texas House Bill

The Texas House has narrowly approved and sent to the Senate a bill cutting taxes on chewing tobacco by more than 30 percent but raising the price of some smaller brands of cigarettes.

05/07/2013

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