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Study: Benefits Of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms

According to a new study, the benefits of e-cigarettes may outweigh any harm they can cause.

07/31/2014

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Secondhand Smoke As Harmful to Pets As People

Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn’t kick until after her pet died.

07/11/2014

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Obesity Can Shorten Lifespan More Than Smoking, Research Says

Extreme obesity can take more years off a person’s life than smoking can, new research suggests.

07/09/2014

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Study: Teens Are Drinking Less, Texting More

American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers.

06/12/2014

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Maryland Health Group Pushes For $1 Tobacco Tax Hike

A Maryland health group says it has support from 200 candidates for the Maryland General Assembly to increase the state’s tobacco tax by $1 a pack.

05/28/2014

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E-cigarettes: Fresh Air or Smoke and Mirrors?

On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze.

03/10/2014

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Proposed Md. Law Would Treat E-Cigs Like Traditional Tobacco

A Maryland delegate is sponsoring legislation that would apply all the rules placed on regular tobacco by the state’sClean Indoor Air Act to electronic cigarettes.

03/07/2014

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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

A growing number of experts believe the most promising option is to get people to switch to electronic cigarettes.

02/14/2014

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Ex-Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking-Related Disease

Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.

01/27/2014

Some smokers at the University of Maryland are flocking to designated smoking areas to light up; while others, not so much. (credit: Lauren McLendon/All-News 99.1)

No Butts About It: UMd. Smoking Ban Lacks Enforcement

The push for a smoke-free campus is underway at the the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, but is administration just blowing smoke?

01/05/2014

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