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Smoking to be banned at, near public housing nationwide

A nationwide ban on smoking in public housing facilities will take effect at the end of July, nearly two years after the rule was passed.
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$100K bond for mom arrested for allegedly giving baby marijuana

A Wake County judge has set a $100,000 secured bond for the mother of the 1-year-old baby seen smoking in a viral video on Facebook.

FDA begins anti-smoking push to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren't addictive.

Reality Check: Why are VA facilities the only hospitals in NC to allow smoking?

The VA's own website says smokers are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, yet VA facilities must maintain a smoking area. That is because of a law Congress passed in 1992.

1 in 14 pregnant women still smokes, CDC says

Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new government report shows.

Smokers in SC could be banned from lighting up while driving with kids

If a South Carolina bill becomes law, it could mean that smokers won’t be able smoke while they’re driving if a child is in the car.
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The JUUL e-cigarette is a trend parents need to know

As e-cigarettes and vapes help adults quit the tobacco habit, the JUUL is booming in popularity among teenagers.

Horry County to discuss smoking ban at bars; businesses could take hit

Smokers, it may be a lot harder for you to light up in Horry County. Council members will consider an ordinance Tuesday to ban smoking inside public places like bars and restaurants.

Study: Nearly half of all cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors

A new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day.

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