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June 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It has been known for quite some time that if a mother smokes while she is pregnant a can have damaging effects on the unborn baby including impacting...
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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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Suzanne Monaghan
April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last year, awareness rose about the e-cigarette JUUL and its use among teens. Anti-tobacco groups have been working to educate young people about the health risks, but despite their efforts, more teens are using. Gustavo Torrez with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says...
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Lynne Adkins
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, and local expert says that twice a year trip to the dentist could save your life. Dr. Helen Yoo Bowne, a head and neck surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, says the most common of these...
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Justin Udo
April 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A big change is on the way at Temple University. Temple's campus is going tobacco-free come July 1, which means no cigarettes, vapes, cigars or any other tobacco products. “I think it's incredibly important to have a tobacco free campus,” said student Kirstin Chalupa...
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March 29, 2019 - 8:07 pm
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez (CNN) -- More American adults perceive electronic cigarettes to be as harmful as or more harmful than regular cigarettes, according to a new analysis. The researchers examined data from the Tobacco Products and Risk Perceptions Survey, administered by the Georgia State...
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A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer.
Paul Kurtz
March 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer. Notices have gone out to inmates and staff that July 1 is the date that all state prisons will become tobacco-free. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton says there...
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The report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifically singled out e-cigarette giant Juul as a contributing factor to the escalating rates.
February 11, 2019 - 6:18 pm
By Nadia Kounang, CNN (CNN) -- Public health experts are continuing to sound the alarm on the teen vaping epidemic, tying the 1.3 million increase in teen tobacco users from 2017 to 2018 directly to e-cigarettes. The rise has been so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth...
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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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November 09, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) -- Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products an agency official confirmed Thursday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban...
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