CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:25am.

videoAs CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

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CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:42pm.

videoCVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.

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FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:48am.

videoA Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes.

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Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 10:59am.

A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages.

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Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 1:23pm.

The New Hanover County Board of Elections has verified 233 of the 294 signatures submitted on a petition to put a smoking ban in place on Wrightsville Beach.

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FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 10:06am.

video The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes.

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FDA issues graphic cigarette labels
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 1:39pm.

In the most significant change to US cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use.

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Creative solutions to endless pollution
Submitted by Katie Harden on Sun, 03/13/2011 - 6:59pm.

video With the rising temperatures and clear skies, many folks are making their way to the beach. Wrightsville Beach says they are trying to clean up their act and they are hoping their creative strategies will mean less litter.

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New Hanover Health Dept. looks to promote healthier lifestyles by raising taxes
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 11:33am.

video It's 2011 and like everyone else the New Hanover County Health Department is looking for healthier lifestyles. The department is asking county commissioners to support a tobacco tax that could once again raise the price of cigarettes.

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