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A woman smokes a cigarette. (credit: Alexander Heimann/Getty Images)

Texas Researchers Look At Meditation To Help Smokers Quit

Most people know that smokers wanting to kick the habit can try an array of pills and patches, but researchers at Texas Tech University say they have found success using ancient Chinese secrets

CBSDFW.COM–08/07/2013

A woman smokes a cigarette. (credit: Alexander Heimann/Getty Images)

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

A woman smokes a cigarette. (credit: Alexander Heimann/Getty Images)

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

Customers queue for coffee at a Starbucks Coffee location. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Starbucks Shoos Smokers Away, Cigarettes Banned Within 25 Ft. Of Entrance

Starbucks lovers who smoke will have to find a new place to light up.

05/30/2013

A cigarette sits in an ashtray. (FILE)

FDA Says Longer Use Of Nicotine Gum Is OK

The FDA says smokers who are trying to quit can safely use over-the counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended in a move to help millions of Americans kick the habit.

04/01/2013

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

North Texas Rep. Pushing For Statewide Smoking Ban

A North Texas representative has filed a bill to make all businesses in the state smoke-free. Denton Republican Myra Crownover says House Bill 400 is targeted to protect employees from second-hand smoke.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2013

A man puffs on an electronic cigarette. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

A woman smokes a cigarette. (credit: Alexander Heimann/Getty Images)

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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Doctor Talks About Flu, Dating Violence, Smoking

Dr. Crystal Foster discusses some current medical headlines, including this season’s flu, a study on teen dating violence, and the risks of smoking.

12/12/2012

A man smokes a cigarette outside. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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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DFW Doctor Talks Halloween Candy & Caffeine

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the latest medical headlines including Halloween candy tips and guidelines for caffeinated drinks.

10/31/2012

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Arlington Postpones Smoking Ban Decision

The City of Arlington has tabled a proposal to ban smoking in billiard parlors and city parks, while restricting smoking at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

CBS 11–10/16/2012

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