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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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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2018 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Smoking opponents beat back an effort in Philadelphia city council to reverse rules limiting tobacco sale permits. The Board of Health adopted a rule, two years ago, aimed at lowering the unusually high density of cigarette sellers in the city's low-income...
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A view of cigarettes and other tobacco products on sale behind the counter at a CVS/Pharmacy store.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would reverse anti-smoking regulations, which council once praised. The Board of Health adopted regulations in 2016 limiting the number of new tobacco sale permits, especially around schools, so as...
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Big electronic cigarettes
November 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Let me be as blunt as I possibly can: Much like cigarettes are a major health problem and have been for decades, the emergence of electronic cigarettes is going to...
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This May 17, 2018 file photo shows packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco.
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November 15, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug...
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people are not aware of the link between erectile dysfunction and cigarette smoking.
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October 25, 2018 - 4:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A new study from New York's Harlem Hospital has found that while most men who smoke cigarettes are very aware that their habit increases their risk for lung cancer,...
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Kim Glovas
September 17, 2018 - 8:24 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Approximately 4.5 million cigarette butts are thrown out each year. But now, one New Jersey company has created a way to recycle them into plastic. TerraCycle has been at the forefront of recycling post-consumer trash for decades. Recently, the Trenton-based firm has...
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An unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device.
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September 17, 2018 - 6:46 pm
A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances,...
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Mark Abrams
June 14, 2018 - 3:36 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Ocean City's City Council is expected to overwhelmingly vote in favor of an ordinance banning smoking on the resort town's beaches that would take effect by early July. Doug Bergen, Ocean City public information officer, said council's action was prompted by...
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