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Movies Companies Snuff On-Screen Smoking

A new study shows three film companies have drastically reduced smoking from their movies aimed at children and teens.

07/14/2011

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TxDOT Fighting Litter With “Texas Is Not Your Ashtray” Signs

Cigarette litter is an even greater danger in the Texas drought. It’s a problem the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which manages the state’s Don’t Mess with Texas litter prevention campaign, is tackling head on.

06/30/2011

In this handout from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new FDA warning label for a cigarette packs is seen. (credit: by FDA via Getty Images)

FDA Issues Graphic Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels featuring graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

06/21/2011

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Philip Morris Int’l CEO: Tobacco Not Hard To Quit

The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. told a cancer nurse Wednesday that while cigarettes are harmful and addictive, it is not that hard to quit.

05/11/2011

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CDC Predicts Smoking Bans In Every State By 2020

By 2020, every state may have bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and the workplace, federal health officials predicted Thursday, based on the current pace of adopting anti-smoking laws.

CBSDFW.COM–04/21/2011

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Tobacco Companies: Menthol Cigs Don’t Pose Greater Risk

in a report to the FDA, the tobacco industry argues that menthol cigarettes aren’t riskier than regular cigarettes and shouldn’t be regulated any differently.

CBSDFW.COM–03/17/2011

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Gov’t & Big Tobacco In Dispute Over Proposed Ads

The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for a self-criticizing advertising campaign.

CBSDFW.COM–02/24/2011

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Secondhand Smoke Kills More Than 600,000 A Year

Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study.

CBSDFW.COM–11/26/2010

Should Texas Ban Smoking Statewide? (Audio)

Even though the idea went over like a lead balloon the last time the Texas Legislature was in session, anti-smoking activists are once again pushing for a statewide smoking ban.

09/09/2010

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