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NC to consider new e-cigarette tax

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The Republican-dominated North Carolina General Assembly will consider a new tax on electronic cigarettes. A panel that studies tax matters recommended Tuesday that the proposal be introduced during the legislative session that starts Wednesday. Support is coming from an unlikely source in tobacco giant Reynolds American, based in Winston-Salem. 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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Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

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video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Quitting habit, saving money may be fueling e-cigarette boom

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videoTwo weeks into the New Year, and some people are still trying to kick a few bad habits. Smokers in Wilmington are no exception, which might explain the boom in electronic cigarette stores in the area. 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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'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' Headlines

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videoLearn more about the hot topics in today's paper when you watch the interview with the editor-in-chief. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: East Duplin students' anti-smoking video garners national praise

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videoSome North Carolina high school students are spreading the word about the dangers of using tobacco through a touching video. It was even entered into a national contest and came among the best in country. Full story...
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Kickback Jack's challenges smoking ban

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When is a wall not a wall? That was the main issue Wednesday when Battleground Restaurant Group Inc. appealed $1,200 in fines levied against it by the New Hanover County Health Department for violations of the state law that prohibits smoking in a restaurant. Full story...
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NC teen smoking rates reach historic lows

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A survey presented by the state Department of Health and Human Services says the percentage of North Carolina teens who smoke has hit an all-time low. Full story...
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High schoolers kick butts out of the park

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Students from all over the Cape Fear came together to kick butts out of the park Saturday; cigarette butts, that is. Full story...
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