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APR 19, 2015 - Washington Times

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MSU tobacco-free task force hosts public sessions this week

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is taking more steps this week toward ending all smoking and tobacco use at the East Lansing school. The 50,000-student school announced Feb. 3 that it was forming a task force to implement a "tobacco-free environment." At the time, the university said ...

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APR 19, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I don't do it, I can't do anything else," added Alvi, a tiny and gaunt ...

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APR 18, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Breastfeeding could keep new moms tobacco free

Seventy percent of moms-to-be who quit smoking during pregnancy pick it up again within the first year after childbirth, but breastfeeding could reduce that statistic, according to a new study. "Breastfeeding seems to be a protective factor against increases in smoking after childbirth, so interventions should educate women about breastfeeding to maximize effectiveness," says Shannon Shisler of the State University ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Obama Signals Support For Changing Course In Federal War On Medical Marijuana

In an interview that will air for the first time this weekend as part of CNN's latest installment of its medical marijuana documentary series "WEED 3," President Barack Obama signals support for medical marijuana and for rolling back the federal government's war on drugs. CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, a vocal supporter of the legalization of medical marijuana, asks ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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E-cig use soared, cigarette use fell among U.S. youth in 2014: CDC

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Electronic cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows, according to provocative new data that is likely to intensify debate over whether e-cigarettes are a boon or bane to public health. Overall, tobacco use among high school students grew to 24.6 percent from ...

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