FDA’s New Anti-Smoking Campaign Uses Hip Hop to Target Youth

Associated Press By Matthew Perrone Government health officials are betting they can adapt the sounds, style and swagger of hip-hop culture to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other minority youths from using tobacco. The Food […]

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posted on 10/06/2015

Outside gaming expo, table-game dealers push for smoke-free casinos

Las Vegas Sun By Jackie Valley Las Vegas dealers who picketed Tuesday morning outside the Global Gaming Expo say they can handle the occasional drunken customer or angry gambler losing bets. But there’s another nuisance permeating […]

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posted on 09/30/2015

Haze of Hypocrisy Hangs in Smoky Casino Air

Las Vegas Review-Journal By John L. Smith You’re not allowed to smoke within 25 feet of the entrance to the Sands Expo and Convention Center, according to the sign. On Tuesday morning, smokers blurred the 25-foot […]

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posted on 09/29/2015

Jury still out on e-cigarettes as cessation aid, U.S. doctors say

Reuters By Lisa Rapaport There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether e-cigarettes are safe or effective for helping people quit smoking, new U.S. guidelines on tobacco cessation conclude. The conclusion, issued by the U.S. Preventive […]

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posted on 09/21/2015

Another Study Finds Kids Who Vape Smoke Real Tobacco, Too

NBC News By Maggie Fox Another study has found that teens and young adults who smoke electronic cigarettes are far more likely than non-vapers to try real tobacco, too. Like others, this one doesn’t prove that […]

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posted on 09/10/2015

CVS says its ban on cigarette sales has reduced smoking

Reuters By Nandita Bose and Lisa Von Ahn CVS Health Corp said on Thursday its decision to stop selling tobacco products last year led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states where […]

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posted on 09/03/2015

US health watchdog to take legal action against e-cigarette makers

The Guardian By Sarah Boseley A health watchdog is to take legal action in California against the manufacturers of some of the best-known brands of e-cigarettes, following tests to establish the levels of toxic chemicals they […]

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posted on 09/02/2015

California lawmakers act to raise smoking age to 21, restrict e-cigarettes

Los Angeles Times By Patrick McGreevy The state Senate on Thursday approved six anti-tobacco bills, including measures that would raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21 and bar electronic cigarettes from restaurants, movie […]

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posted on 08/27/2015

Teenagers Who Try E-Cigarettes Also Try Smoking, Study Finds

NBC News By Maggie Fox Teenagers who try e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes and other tobacco products, a new study finds. It’s not proof that “vaping” leads to smoking — but it’s strong evidence […]

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posted on 08/18/2015

Nevada Legislature Passes Historic Budget Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2015  CONTACT: Tom McCoy, 775.232.0914, The Nevada Legislature today passed Senate Bill 483, which will provide approximately $1.1 billion in additional funding over the next biennium. The bill awaits Governor […]

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posted on 06/03/2015