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Irving Considers Tighter Public Smoking Restrictions Tonight

A tough, new smoking ban in Irving is up for debate at Thursday night’s council meeting.

02/19/2015

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Irving Leaders To Discuss Smoking Ban

Another community in North Texas may soon pull the plug on smoking. City leaders in Irving are expected to take up the issue on Thursday night.

02/19/2015

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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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Trube Stories: Kicking The Habit – Getting Ready

I started the quitting process on January 1st. For the first two weeks, I went eight hours at a stretch, every day, without smoking. I am now at ten-hour-long stretches.

01/26/2015

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Trube Stories: Kicking The Habit – Back To The Beginning

I have smoked for more than 20 years. It’s not something I’m proud of, but there it is. Something to be proud of? I’m quitting.

01/19/2015

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E-Cigarettes Take Off As Regulation Looms

Technology could make creating e-cigarette standards more difficult in the future. The FDA hopes to require e-cigarette makers to apply for approval for their products.

12/08/2014

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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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E-Cigarette Use Rising In High Schoolers

The use of e-cigarettes by high school students tripled to 4.5 percent over three years, according to a new government report released by the CDC on Thursday.

11/14/2014

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Frisco To Consider Smoking Ban At Public Parks

City Council members in Frisco will consider an ordinance that could snuff out smoking at public parks.

08/05/2014

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Doctor Talks Smokers, Menopause, Cynicism

Dr. Crystal Fosters looks at some of the latest medical headlines including the life expectancy of smokers, a new way to ease menopause symptoms, and a link between cynicism and dementia.

05/29/2014

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Survey: 9 In 10 Texans Want Pot Decriminalized

A pro-marijuana legalization group named Progress Texas has put up a billboard in support of its cause. Some people may call it a “sign of the times,” after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado two years ago.

04/21/2014

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Texas’ Largest Vaping Convention Held In Lewisville

Even though many North Texas cities have put restrictions and bans on certain sales of e-cigarettes, the largest vaping convention in the state took place in Lewisville this weekend.

03/16/2014

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