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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

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

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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

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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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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

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)

Court Upholds Block On Graphic Cigarette Warnings

The federal government can’t require tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

08/24/2012

RW - Whitt's End

Whitt’s End: 8.17.12

Training camp is a grind. Players need motivational carrots of diversion. They need fresh surprises to break the monotony.

08/17/2012

A cigarette sits in an ashtray. (FILE)

Texas Lawmakers Mull Fees For Some Tobacco Firms

Texas lawmakers are hearing testimony about the possibility of levying fees on tobacco firms that weren’t part of the state’s multibillion dollar 1998 settlement with major cigarette companies.

08/14/2012

Cigarettes burning in an ashtray. (credit: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Hold Tobacco Revenue Hearing

Texas lawmakers will hear testimony on how much revenue the state gets from tobacco-related manufacturers — and whether to make changes to increase it.

08/14/2012

Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers

Josh Hamilton Clarifies Cryptic Comments

Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton has tried to clarify his recent cryptic comments about being disobedient.

08/03/2012

Colorado Rockies v Texas Rangers

Josh Hamilton Trying To Stop Dips

Josh Hamilton is trying to stop the dips — in his batting average and the chewing tobacco the Texas Rangers slugger has long used during games.

06/25/2012

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