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Teens gather at NC legislature to tout reduced teen smoking rates

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More than 300 young people gathered at the North Carolina Legislature to highlight successes in reducing teen smoking rates while health lobbyists urged lawmakers to provide a steady funding source again for prevention programs. Full story...
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Program urges smokers switch to smokeless tobacco

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A Kentucky cancer center is offering some unconventional advice to get smokers to kick the habit: Switch to smoke-free tobacco. Full story...
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Adult smoking rate edges down slightly: CDC data

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A new government report shows fewer US adults are smoking, and those who light up are smoking fewer cigarettes daily. But the trend is weaker than the government had hoped. Full story...
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Charlotte is test market for tobacco lozenges

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Charlotte smokers are in one of two test markets for a new tobacco product that may please etiquette mavens: dissolvable, smokeless tobacco lozenges. Full story...
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Philip Morris Int'l CEO: Tobacco not hard to quit

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The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International says tobacco is not that hard to quit. Full story...
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Report gives NC failing grades on tobacco control

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The American Lung Association is giving the nation's top tobacco-producing state failing grades for efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Full story...
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First anniversary for NC smoking ban

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video With the one year anniversary of the smoking ban in bars and restaurants coming up January 2nd, some smokers are still mad, and say they've been left out in the cold. Full story...
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Smoking Banned at Legion Stadium

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Wilmington City Council unanimously agreed to ban smoking at the Legion stadium complex on Carolina Beach Road. Smoking will now only be allowed in the parking lot. Full story...
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Pender County Board of Health looks to put a ban on smoking

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Folks in Pender County could soon be breathing a little easier if the Board of Health gets its way. The board has asked the county commission to consider a smoking ban on all county-owned property. Full story...
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