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Burl Cain, the former warden at Angola prison in Louisiana, laughs in response to a lawmaker's question during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Corrections Committee at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The committee unanimously endorsed Cain, who faced ethics questions in Louisiana, to be the new commissioner of Mississippi's troubled prison system. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Prisons taking tobacco orders ahead of legal smoking

Jan. 23, 2021 11:15 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials at some Mississippi prisons say they are being inundated with orders for tobacco products as the state prepares to once again allow inmates to smoke. Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain announced in December that smoking would be legal in Mississippi prisons starting Feb. 1,...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, April 8, 2008. file photo, A woman holds a cigarette in her hand as she plays a slot machine at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line. (AP Photo/Cie Stroud, File)

EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir

Jan. 15, 2021 8:37 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy made people 65 and older and those 16 and older with medical...

FILE - This 1964 photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a lung tissue specimen from a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, researchers reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they continue to attribute to success against lung cancer. (Dr. Ellis/Emory University, Department of Pathology/CDC via AP)

Another record decline reported in US cancer death rate

Jan. 12, 2021 10:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they attribute to success against lung cancer. The overall cancer death rate has been falling since 1991. From 2017 to 2018, it fell 2.4%, according to an American Cancer Society report,...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, a man who did not want to be identified holds a lit cigarette while smoking in San Francisco. San Francisco Supervisors rejected a cigarette smoking ban in San Francisco apartments a week after approving the proposal. The measure failed to get a second

San Francisco nixes cigarette smoking ban in apartments

Dec. 8, 2020 8:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An ordinance to ban cigarette smoking in San Francisco apartments failed to get a second vote from supervisors Tuesday, meaning the proposal is dead for now. Supervisors last week approved the measure, saying that non-smoking residents living in cramped apartment buildings should be...

FILE - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, Jacky Chan takes a vaping break from his job at a smoke shop in San Francisco. City officials in San Francisco have voted to ban all tobacco smoking inside apartments, citing concerns about secondhand smoke.  The Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, to approve the ordinance making San Francisco the largest city in the country to ban tobacco smoking inside apartments, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Supervisors voted to exclude marijuana after cannabis activists said the law would take away their only legal place to smoke. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

San Francisco bans smoking inside apartments; pot smoking OK

Dec. 2, 2020 3:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in San Francisco have banned all tobacco smoking inside apartments, citing concerns about secondhand smoke. But lighting up a joint inside? That’s still allowed. The Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to approve the ordinance making San Francisco the largest...