Texas Lawmakers Try Again To Raise Minimum Smoking AgeThis may be the year that Texas lawmakers pass a measure raising the smoking age from 19 to 21 years old. State Sen. Carlos Uresti says this is the fourth or fifth time that he's tried to get the bill through.
Arlington Councilwoman Wants Smoking Banned In All City ParksIt could soon be illegal to smoke in all Arlington city parks if one Councilwoman has her way.
Surgeon General Calls Youth 'Vaping' A Public Health ThreatThe U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
Fort Worth Considers Banning Smoking From BarsThe Fort Worth City Council discussed banning smoking in bars during yesterday’s meeting.
It's Not All In The Genes: Clean Living Can Cut Heart RisksClean living can slash your risk for heart disease even if your genes are heavily stacked against you. A large study finds that people with the most inherited risk cut their chances if they didn't smoke, ate well, exercised and stayed slim.
No More E-Cigs & Hookah For Kids, FDA Ban Starts TodayParents and teenagers listen up… as of today, no one under the age of 18 can buy hookah tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes, either online or in person. A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban started today.
Park Board Recommends Smoking Ban In Dallas City Parks, With Some ExceptionsAfter years of wrangling, the Dallas Parks and Recreation Board has approved a smoking ban on city parkland - with a couple of exceptions.
Adult Smoking Rate Falling Fast In U.S.The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years.
FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal AuthorityHundreds of e-cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry trying to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Secondhand Smoke Hits Nearly Half Of Non-Smoking TeensEven though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of non-smoking kids encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013.
City Of Duncanville Considering Stricter Smoking OrdinanceOne North Texas city is considering a much stricter smoking ordinance. A big crowd is expected at a Duncanville Town Hall Meeting tonight to broach the subject.
New Survey Shows Adult U.S. Marijuana Use Doubles In A DecadeMarijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.

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