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Doctor Talks Concussions, Smoking, Fractures

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the latest health headlines, including a new law aimed at keeping kids safe from concussions, the benefits to quitting smoking, and bone fractures in postmenopausal women.

06/13/2012

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It’s Big Tobacco vs Lance Armstrong In California

California is one of only a few states that has not hiked its cigarette taxes in the last decade. Now Texan Lance Armstrong is championing a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund cancer research.

06/01/2012

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Will Fort Worth Be The 1st Major City To Ban Hiring Smokers?

Businesses are doing it, hospitals are doing it… will the City of Fort Worth be the next employer, and first major city in the country, to ban the hiring of smokers?

04/17/2012

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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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