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Jeff Katz
February 20, 2020 - 9:40 am
New York's Suffolk County is moving to ban smoking in private homes. Read more below.
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Chart shows the trend in teen vaping and smoking since 2011.(Source: National Youth Tobacco Survey)
(Source: National Youth Tobacco Survey)
AP News
November 21, 2019 - 1:46 pm
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. Instead the milestone was relegated to a lone...
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September 18, 2019 - 5:47 pm
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A greater share of U.S. teens are vaping nicotine e-cigarettes. About 25% of high school seniors surveyed this year said they vaped nicotine in the previous month, up from about 21% the year before. The University of Michigan study was published...
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AP News
September 06, 2019 - 2:30 pm
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials said they had identified 450 possible cases, including at least three deaths, in 33 states...
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August 30, 2019 - 2:28 pm
By RICHARD LARDNER and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company's blockbuster vaping device...
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 2:08 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young...
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June 27, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Richmond, VA _ Virginia Commonwealth University has approved a universitywide smoke- and tobacco-free policy in an effort to reduce tobacco use, tobacco-related fire hazards and litter, and promote a safe and healthy campus environment. Effective July 1, all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes...
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June 04, 2018 - 4:24 pm
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The number of people who've died in fires in Virginia is up by 40 percent this year. The Daily Press in Newport News reports that fires claimed the lives of 35 people across the state as of May 29. At that time last year, 28 people had died. The Virginia Department of Fire...
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