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Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

Sep. 12, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on...

Kentucky expands efforts to help people give up tobacco

Sep. 4, 2018 4:14 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public health officials in Kentucky have launched another phase of their campaign to help people who want to give up tobacco. Officials say the new public information campaign by the Department for Public Health includes broadcast, print and digital ads. It also features outreach to...

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

Aug. 15, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50 percent lower risk of dying...

Public housing authorities implement new smoke-free policies

Aug. 4, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State health officials say that all public housing authorities in Rhode Island have implemented smoke-free policies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development required that all public housing authorities have a smoke-free policy in place by this past Tuesday, July 31, to...