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12 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Obamacare Exchanges Falling Far Short Of Smoking Cessation Requirements

WASHINGTON -- Only one state in the country makes sure that Affordable Care Act consumers have access to smoking cessation programs as the law requires, according to a report released Tuesday. The ACA, commonly known as Obamacare, mandates that the health insurance policies available through exchanges set up under the law cover all seven FDA-approved tobacco cessation medications without cost-sharing. ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Bill would prevent smoking in cars with children present

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada Assembly member is bringing forward legislation making it a crime to smoke tobacco in a car with a minor present. Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle is sponsoring AB322 which was heard Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The bill would prohibit motorists from smoking ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. ad campaign points to dangers of dual cigarette/e-cig use

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is launching an ad campaign warning consumers against the dual use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes. Nationally, about three in four adult e-cigarette users also smoke cigarettes, the CDC said. "If you only cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke by adding another tobacco product, like e-cigarettes, you still face serious ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Why Cigarette Usage Is At Record Lows And Dropping

Cigarettes used to be everywhere in American society. Fifty years ago, 42.4 percent of U.S. adults smoked. Since then, that figure has declined by more than half, reaching a record low 17.8 percent in 2014. What’s more, the rate is still dropping. How did we reach the point where clouds of smoke a la "Mad Men" look so anachronistic? Several ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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Washoe County Health District: Treat e-cigs same as tobacco

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County health officials say electronic or e-cigarettes should be regulated the same as any other tobacco product. The county health district issued a formal position statement Tuesday that recommends prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in all places where smoking currently is banned. It also suggests ...

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