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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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Swedish Match "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product.
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 5:10 pm
For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers.
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KYW Staff
September 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Living in close proximity to retail establishments that sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes appears to make it harder for smokers to kick the habit.
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KYW Staff
August 27, 2019 - 3:35 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to dramatically...
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Lynne Adkins
August 21, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Smoking is a major cause of head and neck cancer and now researchers have shown it also makes the disease more aggressive. Dr. Joseph Curry, associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, says you can think of the...
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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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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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