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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

General view of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before a game. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Arlington Mulls New Smoking Limits At Ballpark

The City of Arlington is considering stricter limitations on smoking at Rangers Ballpark. The proposal may have some baseball fans fuming. But smoking will not be banned entirely.

10/16/2012

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)

Feds Seek Full Court Review Of Cigarette Warnings

The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a FDA requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

10/09/2012

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

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