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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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FDA Review Of Tobacco Products Grinds To A Halt

Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so.

12/13/2012

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U.S.: More Work Needed To Stop Youth Tobacco Use

A new report says more work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products.

03/08/2012

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)

Cigarette Lawsuit Could Delay Bolder Label Warnings

The tobacco industry’s latest legal challenge to increased government regulation may not hold up in court, but it could mean it will be years before cigarette packs carry pictures of a smoker’s corpse or other graphic images.

08/18/2011

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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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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

Lance Armstrong prepares to take part in the Cancer Council Classic cycling race in Adelaide on January 16, 2011. (credit: Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)

Lance Armstrong Backs Tobacco Tax Initiative Proposal

Cycling champ and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong said Monday he is backing a proposed tax on tobacco in California to fund cancer and tobacco-related illness research. The Texan said he had good reasons for co-chairing the campaign.

CBSDFW.COM–03/01/2011

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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