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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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Irving City Council Considering Smoking Ban Proposal

The City of Irving could soon join the list of other North Texas cities that have banned smoking. The push is coming from the Board of Health in the city. The smoking ban proposal is now being considered by the city council.

CBSDFW.COM–06/18/2013

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CDC: Electronic Cigarettes Gaining Awareness, Use

Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. outlined in a study released Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the CDC says.

02/28/2013

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Put Down The Pack, The 37th Great American Smokeout

Today is the 37th Great American Smokeout — the day when smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit smoking.

CBSDFW.COM–11/15/2012

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TX/OU Faceoff Begins With Barbecue Shootout

Pitmasters from Oklahoma and Texas rolled into downtown Dallas with their smokers and secret recipes and began cooking pork ribs for Round One of the 2012 Texas Oklahoma Red River Barbecue Shootout.

CBSDFW.COM–10/11/2012

A man smokes a cigarette outside of a no-smoking building. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Popular Kids More Likely To Smoke Says Texas Study

A new study shows that the most popular kids in school are also the most likely to be smoking.

09/07/2012

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)

Court Upholds Block On Graphic Cigarette Warnings

The federal government can’t require tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

08/24/2012

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Will Fort Worth Be The 1st Major City To Ban Hiring Smokers?

Businesses are doing it, hospitals are doing it… will the City of Fort Worth be the next employer, and first major city in the country, to ban the hiring of smokers?

04/17/2012

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)

Judge Blocks Graphic Images On Cigarette Packages

A judge on Monday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages.

11/07/2011

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Only Non-Smokers Need Apply At Baylor

A new hiring limitation by one employer could make the job search even harder. The Baylor Health Care System has decided that if you use tobacco, in any form, you won’t get a job with them.

09/22/2011

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CDC: Adult Smoking Rate Edges Down Slightly

Fewer U.S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.

09/07/2011

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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