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Vaping offers alternative to smoking

Vaping offers alternative to smoking

Andrea Bednar started smoking because her husband smoked. Now pregnant and tired of the cigarette stench, Bednar and her husband Luke sought an alternative — vaping. “The biggest turnoff about cigarettes for me was the smell,” Bednar said. “My husband smoked, and I couldn’t quit if he didn’t quit. I can’t be around it. “I… Continue Reading Vaping offers alternative to smoking

US issues graphic cigarette labels

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In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the government’s regulatory Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Among the images to appear on cigarette packs are rotting and diseased teeth and gums and a… Continue Reading US issues graphic cigarette labels

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The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for an advertising campaign of self-criticism for past behavior. As part of a 12-year-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry, the government on Wednesday released 14 “corrective… Continue Reading Gov’t and big tobacco in dispute over proposed ads

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Fewer people are smoking in Colorado, but health officials say more work is needed to combat tobacco use in the state. Annual cigarette consumption dropped from 67 packs per capita during 2001 to 46.3 during 2008, lower than the national average of 63.4. Among high school students, smoking declined from 14.6 percent during 2006 to… Continue Reading Tobacco use levels out for Colorado adults

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco. Obama is scheduled to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act during an event Monday in the Rose Garden. The law allows the FDA to… Continue Reading Light, low tar cigarettes could disappear with Smoking Prevention Act

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Colorado’s cigarette smoking rate significantly declined from 1998 through 2007. The CDC analyzed data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey and found that smoking prevalence decreased in 44 states including Colorado – which decreased from 22.8 percent in 1998 to 18.7 percent in… Continue Reading Coloradoans butting out: 10-year smoking trend declining

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