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UT Begins Austin Campus-Wide Tobacco Ban

The University of Texas in Austin has gone tobacco-free in a healthy move that could add up to more cancer research money.

04/12/2012

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Smokers Beware: New Anti-Smoking Ads Headed Your Way

The government has revamped its strategy for getting people to kick the smoking habit, and the new campaign is about to hit TV and radio air waves and billboards, magazines and newspapers.

03/15/2012

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U.S.: More Work Needed To Stop Youth Tobacco Use

A new report says more work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products.

03/08/2012

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CDC Study: Too Many Kids Breathe Others’ Smoke In Cars

In the first national estimate of its kind, a report from government researchers says more than 1 in 5 high school students and middle schoolers ride in cars while others are smoking.

02/06/2012

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Baylor Health: Sign Says Smokers Need Not Apply

The new year means some big changes for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. Baylor says if you use tobacco of any kind, no need to apply.

12/30/2011

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FDA: Studies Do Not Tie Chantix To Psych Problems

Federal health officials said Monday that Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix did not increase psychiatric problems like depression and suicidal thoughts in two studies, though the findings are not definitive.

10/24/2011

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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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U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Fall, Led By Western States

The West is leading a national decline in the rate of new lung cancer cases, with states like California and Nevada accounting for much of the improvement, particularly among women.

09/15/2011

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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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Cigarette Lawsuit Could Delay Bolder Label Warnings

The tobacco industry’s latest legal challenge to increased government regulation may not hold up in court, but it could mean it will be years before cigarette packs carry pictures of a smoker’s corpse or other graphic images.

08/18/2011

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Movies Companies Snuff On-Screen Smoking

A new study shows three film companies have drastically reduced smoking from their movies aimed at children and teens.

07/14/2011

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)

FDA Issues Graphic Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels featuring graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

06/21/2011

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