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CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned

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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. Full story...
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CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products

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videoCVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide. Full story...
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FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk

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videoA Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. Full story...
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Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings

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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. Full story...
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Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward

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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. Full story...
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FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

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video The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Full story...
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FDA issues graphic cigarette labels

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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. Full story...
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Creative solutions to endless pollution

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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. Full story...
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New Hanover Health Dept. looks to promote healthier lifestyles by raising taxes

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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. Full story...
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Butts on Wrightsville Beach

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video 20 minutes. That’s all the time it takes Danielle Richardet and her daughter to collect 526 cigarette butts from Wrightsville Beach bringing their 21 day total of butts collected from the shore to 9,253. Full story...
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