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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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Ban on smoking moves to governor's desk

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Today, the State House voted 62-56 to approve changes adopted in the State Senate. More than 30 states have already passed similar restrictions. Full story...
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Smoking ban may pass this year

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For years, state legislators have been trying to pass a bill to ban smoking in bars and restaurants in North Carolina. Some representatives say this may be the year it passes. Full story...
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CFCC wants you to take your butts elsewhere

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There will soon be fewer "butts" outside Cape Fear Community College. That is because the Board of Trustees approved the campus to go tobacco-free starting August 1st. Full story...
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Bill introduced that would make NC restaurants and bars smoke-free

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North Carolina House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman introduced a bill in the legislature Wednesday that would also include all indoor worksites and public places. Full story...
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Smoking ban near entrances of state buildings

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videoThe state senate wants to tighten tobacco restrictions on state owned property. The senate has approved bills that ban smoking within 25 feet of entrances to state buildings. Full story...
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Local students petition bowling alley to go smoke free

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videoA group of local students wants a local bowling alley to stamp out smoking. Full story...
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Throwing cigarettes from car could result in hefty fine

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videoSmokers beware. If you're smoking while driving, do not toss your butts out the window. Full story...
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Panel backs plans to ban smoking on government property

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A House committee is backing three measures designed to curb smoking on government property. Full story...
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Number of non-smokers with lung cancer on the rise

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videoEnvironments including passive smoking thought to be a cause in increased cancer risks. Full story...
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