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Study Ties More Deaths, Types of Disease, to Smoking

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.

02/12/2015

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Md. Retailers Illegally Selling Cigarettes to Underage Minors

New findings show more than 30 percent of tobacco retailers in Maryland are selling cigarettes to underage youth.

12/22/2014

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CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

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American Heart Association: Ban E-Cigarettes For Minors

The American Heart Association (AHA) is recommending that electronic cigarettes be subjected to tougher regulations.

08/25/2014

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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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No Booze for D.C. Folks? New Hampshire May Fix Law

New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation’s capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not.

07/27/2014

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Tobacco Firm Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard

Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man.

07/15/2014

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Md. Hospital Says It Will Not Hire Tobacco Users Starting in 2015

A Maryland hospital system has vowed to stop hiring nicotine users starting next year.

06/19/2014

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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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Children As Young As 7 Working On Tobacco Farms In U.S.

You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting tobacco.

05/14/2014

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