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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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SC cigarette tax to go up

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South Carolina's cigarette tax could soon be going up. And it could have an impact on Brunswick County smokers who now drive across the border to buy their cigarettes. Full story...
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