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Cigarettes at the beach.
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David Madden
May 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s ban on smoking on public beaches is now in effect, but municipalities can opt to allow for smokers to light up in special set-aside sections, and at least one shore town is willing to try it. The state ban allows for up to 15 percent of a beach to...
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Gov. John Carney signed the bill to raise the legal age from 18 to 21 to purchase cigarettes and tobacco products in Delaware.
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David Madden
April 17, 2019 - 2:05 pm
DOVER, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The state of Delaware will soon raise the legal age from 18 to 21 to purchase cigarettes and tobacco products. Gov. John Carney signed the bill with several young people present. Officials hope teenagers will benefit from the change, some estimating it could help...
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Dreamstime
March 29, 2019 - 8:07 pm
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez (CNN) -- More American adults perceive electronic cigarettes to be as harmful as or more harmful than regular cigarettes, according to a new analysis. The researchers examined data from the Tobacco Products and Risk Perceptions Survey, administered by the Georgia State...
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Dreamstime
March 27, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're concerned about kids smoking e-cigarettes, you should be. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Surgeon General have issued strong warnings...
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Partially sighted pensioner Raymond Flynn, 80, from Audenshaw, Manchester, has his sight checked by surgeon Professor Paulo Stagna from The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Manchester Hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A healthy diet could go a long way to protect your eyes as you age. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older, but there are steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy. According to Wills Eye Hospital retina surgeon Dr. Rick...
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Dreamstime
February 21, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is growing concern that the use of electronic cigarettes is increasing among adults, with many thinking they are safe. The reality is that the...
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"The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history."  So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024.
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February 04, 2019 - 5:06 pm
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- "The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history." So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024. Hawaii has some of the most...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
January 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is getting failing grades for its efforts to prevent tobacco use and help smokers quit the habit. The American Lung Association has been giving out grades for 17 years. Sarah Lawver, the association's advocacy director in Pennsylvania, said states are...
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Cigarettes
January 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What do cardiologists believe is the greatest risk for heart disease? It's quite simple. Cigarette smoking can lead to clogged blood vessels, and when the blood...
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All six Pennsylvania state hospitals are now smoke free.
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Lynne Adkins
December 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All six Pennsylvania state hospitals are now smoke-free. Visitors, workers and patients can no longer light up cigarettes, cigars or vaping products at Norristown State Hospital and five other state hospitals in Pennsylvania, something Department of Human Services...
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