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Texas Democrats Move To Legalize Marijuana

There is a movement in the Texas Democratic Party to decriminalize marijuana. The move has already happened in other states, and the party says that it is time for it to happen in Texas as well.

06/20/2012

In this handout from the Food and Drug Administration, a new FDA warning label for a cigarette packs is seen. (credit: FDA via Getty Images)

Study Says Graphic Tobacco Warnings Work

Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs are used throughout the world to deter people from smoking, and a new study finds that the labels actually work.

06/18/2012

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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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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

A tobacco worker sorts through dried tobacco leaves making them ready for shredding. (credit: Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Panel: Dissolvable Tobacco Could Reduce Risks

A FDA scientific advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the overall number of tobacco users.

03/22/2012

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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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Electric Cigarette Explodes In Man’s Mouth

A man trying to kick the smoking habit was puffing on an electronic cigarette when a faulty battery caused it to explode in his mouth, taking out some of his front teeth, a chunk of his tongue and severely burning his face.

02/16/2012

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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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New Baseball Contract Limits Tobacco Use

Baseball’s new labor deal will limit the use of smokeless tobacco by players, but not ban it during games, as some public health groups had sought.

11/22/2011

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)

Judge Blocks Graphic Images On Cigarette Packages

A judge on Monday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages.

11/07/2011

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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

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)

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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