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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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Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But now it’s down to less than a third, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AP Photo/Rob Carr
June 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly half...
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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — During the end-of-the-year rush, City Council's Finance Committee held nearly eight hours of hearings Wednesday on more than a dozen bills, during which it voted to advance a hotly debated affordable housing initiative. The committee narrowly approved a bill placing a...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 11:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an end of the year rush, Philadelphia City Council's finance committee is holding hearings on a number of important bills Wednesday in hopes of getting them passed before the summer recess. The committee is considering a bill eliminating the school district portion...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 05, 2018 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee will hold hearings Wednesday on a bill that would dismantle Board of Health regulations aimed at preventing smoking among low-income youth. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Board of Health adopted the rules two years ago to...
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Big electronic cigarettes
June 04, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Several new studies have taken a close look at electronic cigarettes. Many have been recommending e-cigarettes as a way to kick the habit of smoking conventional...
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Cigarette butts in the sand
David Madden
May 11, 2018 - 11:42 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey is, once again, looking into a statewide ban on smoking on all beaches. But proponents believe that this time they can get it passed into law. Governors in the past have either blocked it or vetoed it. Chris Christie approved a ban on two beaches owned by...
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Juul Cigarette
(Courtesy of Juul Labs via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children. RELATED: Anti-tobacco group warns about latest smoking craze among teens The announcement from Juul (JOO'-uhl) Labs comes...
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Big electronic cigarettes
April 25, 2018 - 9:45 am
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors. Forty warning letters were sent to brick-and-mortar retailers as a first step...
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