cigarettes

A person smoking a cigarette.
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KYW Staff
February 03, 2020 - 3:05 pm
There is another good reason to quit smoking: If you are going to have a surgical procedure, kicking the habit can make a big difference. Read more here.
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A person smoking.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 31, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Pennsylvania does not fare well in the American Lung Association's most recent "State of Tobacco" report. Read more here.
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A person holding a cigarette.
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KYW Staff
January 09, 2020 - 3:15 pm
Democrat and Republican leaders from the senate have approved a law to make it illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes — to anyone under 21. Read more here.
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Vape shop
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Pat Loeb
January 08, 2020 - 3:45 pm
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has pulled cigarette sale permits from 149 stores — the first enforcement action under beefed-up rules to prevent tobacco sales to minors. Read more here.
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Flavored vaping solutions
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 3:32 pm
U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. Read more here.
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Cigarette
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CNN
December 27, 2019 - 5:20 pm
A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney signs 2 bills designed to protect teenagers from the lure of nicotine.
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Pat Loeb
December 18, 2019 - 2:52 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Wednesday signed two bills designed to protect teenagers from the lure of nicotine, and a group of young people who lobbied for the measures was there to watch. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2019 - 6:26 pm
Philadelphia City Council, Thursday banned the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city. Read more here.
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Sales clerk Jimmy Canzoneri stocks the shelves at Smokes 4 Less smoke shop in the village of Wappingers Falls on November 12, 2019.
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Kim Glovas
November 22, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Pennsylvania will soon join 18 other states in banning the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to those under age 21. However, the bill is not sitting well with anti-smoking advocates.
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A person smoking a cigarette.
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KYW Staff
November 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
Ask any cardiologist what they consider to be the greatest risk factor for heart disease, and they will say smoking cigarettes. Read more here.
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