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Report: Underage Tobacco Sales at Record Lows

New statistics show that the sale of tobacco to minors in the U.S. were held near all-time lows last year under a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage usage.

A federal report issued Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration says that the rate of retail tobacco sales to underage users nationwide has fallen from about 40 percent in 1997, to 9

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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful to Your Health?

They market e-cigarettes as a great alternative to smoking cigarettes, that pollute the air and cause cancer, but are these electronic vapor devices safe for your use?

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New York State Makes Novelty Lighters Illegal

Before the New York State Assembly called it quits for the summer they managed to pass one more law banning novelty lighters in the state. 

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Tobacco Sale Ban In Dartmouth

With the first of the year comes a ban on cigarette sales in Dartmouth. Tobacco products can no longer be sold at pharmacies and other health related shops.

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Take Part In The Great American Smoke Out

The American Cancer Society is holding their annual Great American Smoke Out today. Nearly 45 million Americans smoke and today they are encouraged to give up the habit for at least 24 hours.

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Massachusetts Feeling the Affects of Illegal Drugs and Tobacco

Massachusetts is continuing to struggle with the health affects of illegal drugs and tobacco.

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New Bedford Housing Authority to Ban Smoking

The New Bedford Housing Authority is getting with the times and banning smoking in all public housing complexes in the city.
The ban is the result of a 1-million dollar grant to the "Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast" program, run by YMCA  Southcoast and Southcoast Health System

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Canadian Author Edits ”Twas The Night Before Christmas” To Make Santa A Nonsmoker

A Canadian author, Pamela McColl has deleted two verses from the Christmas classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas”.

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Research Reveals Disturbing New Side Effect of Secondhand Smoke

Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.

Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.

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Smoker on May 31, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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There Are 3 Million Fewer Smokers in the US Today Than in 2009 — Why the Huge Drop?

It appears as if some smokers have been forced to either kick the habit or go broke, as a new study recently found that a massive tobacco tax increase may be responsible for the decline in smokers in this country, specifically among teens, the lower class and those who receive welfare.

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