Tobacco companies criticize federal judge
8 months ago
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Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

Tobacco companies say they are being forced by a federal judge to inaccurately call themselves unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the American public. In an appeals court filing Wednesday, the industry says the statements ordered by the judge in a government lawsuit would only trigger public anger against the companies and should be scrapped.
CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned
12 months ago
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CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned

As 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.
CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products
2 years ago
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CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.
FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk
2 years ago
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FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk

A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes.
Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings
3 years ago
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Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings

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.
Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward
3 years ago
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Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward

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.
Wrightsville Beach denies smoking ban despite community support
3 years ago
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Wrightsville Beach denies smoking ban despite community support

For the second time in two years, Wrightville Beach denied a smoking ban.
FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies
4 years ago
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FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

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

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.
Creative solutions to endless pollution
4 years ago
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Creative solutions to endless pollution

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.