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Congressional Report Presses For E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

04/14/2014

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Bedford Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

The City of Bedford has banned the use of e-cigarettes in all non-smoking areas and is prohibiting the sale of related products to minors.

04/10/2014

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Texas’ Largest Vaping Convention Held In Lewisville

Even though many North Texas cities have put restrictions and bans on certain sales of e-cigarettes, the largest vaping convention in the state took place in Lewisville this weekend.

03/16/2014

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Poll: Do You Agree With The CVS Store Decision To Phase Out Tobacco Sales This Year?

CVS Pharmacy is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

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CVS Plans To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

DFR firefighter Stanley A. Wilson. (credit: Dallas Fire Rescue)

A Dallas Fireman’s Death Questioned: “What The Hell Was Somebody Thinking?”

The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department is investigating the events of a deadly morning in May when five firefighters were ordered back into a burning building three times and one firefighter lost his life.

CBS 11–09/23/2013

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Anti-Smoking Battle Moves Outdoors; Bans Increase

First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the the “No Smoking” battle has moved outdoors. City parks, college campuses and other outdoor venues are putting up signs telling smokers they can’t light up.

08/08/2013

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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

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Texas Researchers To Study Dangers/Benefits Of E-Cigarettes

A lot of people are asking if those trendy new e-cigarettes are safe? It’s one of the things researchers at a Texas university are trying to find out.

CBSDFW.COM–07/12/2013

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Report: Josh Hamilton Back To Chewing Tobacco

Flavored toothpicks, gum, and sunflower seeds — Josh Hamilton used them all last season to shed his addiction to chewing tobacco with the Rangers.

07/03/2013

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Some Cigarette Prices Would Climb Under Texas House Bill

The Texas House has narrowly approved and sent to the Senate a bill cutting taxes on chewing tobacco by more than 30 percent but raising the price of some smaller brands of cigarettes.

05/07/2013

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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

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