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FEB 02, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Can Slapping an R-Rating on Films With Smoking Keep Kids From Lighting Up?

In an effort to reduce the number of youths who wind up addicted to cancer sticks, the World Health Organization hopes to add another no-no to the R-rating list: tobacco use. In a report released on Monday the public health arm of the United Nations detailed the staggering amount of cigarette smoking in films, including those marketed toward children. The ...

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JAN 22, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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E-cigarettes tied to reduced odds of quitting smoking

By Andrew M. Seaman People who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are less likely to quit traditional cigarettes than people who don't use the devices, suggests a fresh look at some past research. "The odds of quitting were 28 percent lower for smokers using e-cigarettes than people not using e-cigarettes," said senior author Stanton Glantz, of the Center for Tobacco ...

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JAN 20, 2016 - Washington Times

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Poll: Support for raising the smoking age in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Legislation that would raise Washington's smoking age to 21 has more support than keeping the legal age to buy tobacco at 18, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The survey of 500 voters by independent pollster Stuart Elway says 65 percent of voters back hiking ...

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JAN 19, 2016 - Washington Times

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Christie's veto leaves New Jersey's smoking age at 19

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie decided not to act Tuesday on a bill that would have boosted New Jersey's smoking age to 21, keeping the age to buy tobacco products at 19. The bill, which passed the Democrat-led Legislature amid a surge in lobbying from the tobacco industry, ...

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