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Tribes in Washington are battling a devastating opioid crisis. Will a multimillion-dollar bill help?

Feb. 16, 2024 13:25 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Evelyn Jefferson walks deep into a forest dotted with the tents of unhoused Lummi Nation tribal members and calls out names. When someone appears, she and a nurse hand out the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone. Jefferson, a tribal member...

Smoking in cars with kids is banned in 11 states, and West Virginia could be next

Feb. 12, 2024 17:32 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Smoking in cars with children is banned in 11 states, and lawmakers are pushing to join them in West Virginia, where more adults use cigarettes than anywhere else in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state Senate...

How a debate over vaping might derail the war on tobacco

Feb. 01, 2024 13:55 PM EST

Cliff Douglas fought the tobacco industry for decades. As a lawyer, activist, and executive at nonprofit organizations, he sued cigarette makers, cultivated whistleblowers, and led the campaign to ban smoking on airlines. Which is why allies in the anti-smoking movement were...