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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Big electronic cigarettes
November 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday. "...
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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.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
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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October 20, 2018 - 11:23 am
By Wayne Drash, CNN (CNN) -- We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the...
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Signs in the window of the Smoke Depot advertise electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of e-cigarette products, on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 04, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal officials say vaping is a teen epidemic. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign called "The Real Cost" to inform young people of the health risks of e-cigarettes. More than 40 percent of teens nationwide have tried e-...
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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.
AP Photo/Steven Senne, File
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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This Monday, June 18, 2018, photo, shows the exterior of the soon-to-open Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry
June 20, 2018 - 11:07 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will begin hearing Ocean Resort's licensing case Wednesday...
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In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
June 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S. adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear...
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