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43 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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'Smell flowers, not smoke': Seattle curbs cigarettes in parks

Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products in Seattle's parks became illegal on Monday, as the U.S. Pacific Northwest's largest city joined other American metropolises in restricting puffing in public. Seattle's Parks and Recreation officials voted in May to ban smoking in all of its 465 parks. Cities have pursued the ban as the dangers of cigarette smoking became more widely ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Healthcare students often uninformed about smoking dangers, cessation

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Nursing and physiotherapy students may be smoking less than they were a decade ago, but they also know less about the health consequences of tobacco and how to help patients quit the habit, a new study from Spain suggests. “The fact that less than 40 percent of students knew that smoking caused emphysema and ...

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JUL 01, 2015 - New York Times

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U.S. Chamber Fights Smoking Laws While Hospitals and Insurers Sit on Its Board

Four executives of leading health care organizations are members of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is engaged in a worldwide campaign to thwart antismoking laws.

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JUL 01, 2015 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Enough smokers for school funding

Despite Philadelphians smoking less, they are still smoking enough to help fund city schools. As the 2015 fiscal year wrapped up Tuesday, state, city and school district officials were confident they would get the $49 million they were expecting from the new $2-per-pack cigarette tax.

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JUL 01, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Crowds count down to marijuana legalization in Oregon, then light up

Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday and the legalization movement spread to a fourth U.S. state. The legislation opens the way for shops to sell marijuana by next year, though a bill headed to the governor's desk would allow bans on retail sales in cities and ...

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