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CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS/pharmacy announced today that they will no longer sell tobacco products in their stores as of October 1, 2014.

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Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes – Are These the Real Thing?

You may or may not have heard about Marlboro's purported announcement that they'll be manufacturing marijuana cigarettes. Get the truth here.

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Australia Tobacco Tax Increase To Raise AUD$5bn Over Four Years
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Court Won’t Hear Appeal Of Landmark 1996 Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a Florida lawsuit making it easier for sick smokers or their survivors to pursue lawsuits against tobacco companies.

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Talking Cigarette Packs May Scare You Into Quitting Smoking

You can be talked into quitting smoking.

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Smoker Fired for Smelling Like Cigarette Smoke — Is It Fair? [POLL]

Smoking is banned in a lot of places, since people don’t want to breathe in the fumes. But to fire someone from their job for smelling like smoke seems a bit excessive, no? Turns out it’s a loaded argument.

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Judge Blocks Government Rule To Place Graphic Images On Cigarette Packages

The FDA recently passed a rule that tobacco companies must begin including graphic images related to the health dangers of smoking on packs and cartons of cigarettes.  A judge in Washington has ruled that law to be a violation of free speech.

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Ex-Smokers Are Not Just Healthier, They’re Happier Too — Health Check

If you’ve decided to greet the New Year with a resolution to quit smoking, you may be dreading the stress and jitters often associated with nicotine withdrawal. But take heart! A new study says you’ll be healthier and happier.

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Sorry Smokers, It’s Better to Avoid Short Cuts When Quitting — Health Check

While surveys consistently show that more than 3 out of 4 smokers would like to quit, only about 10 percent of those who try each year are successful.

Fortunately, new studies show one way to raise those numbers is to treat smoking as a chronic disease — like high blood pressure — for which long-term treatment is offered.

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Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Graphic Photos on Cigarette Packs

In a 29-page decision on Monday, US District Judge Richard J. Leon blocked the implementation of a law on graphic cigarette photos. It would’ve required tobacco companies to include explicit photos detailing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages.

The 36 images proposed by the Food and Drug Administration include a picture of diseased lungs next to healthy lungs, a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat, and a male cadaver with chest staples down his torso.

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Tobacco Companies Sue to Block Graphic Warning Labels [VIDEO]

In June, the Food and Drug Administration released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Now, four of the five largest US tobacco companies want a judge to stop the government from using them.

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