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[Alabama] Nonsmokers at increased risk of stroke from secondhand smoke

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Leslie McClure, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biostatistics, is senior author of a new paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that finds exposure to SHS also increased the risk of strok
University of Alabama at Birmingham
added Jul 10, 2015 10:45

[Alabama] 'Vaping the Coast' draws e-cigarette industry attention as legislative battle looms in Montgomery

conference shifts toward pending legislation in Montgomery that some fear will destroy the emerging industry. It's an industry that supporters claim helps move its users from tradition and harmful cigarette smoking... "If they pass that tax in Alabama, i
Mobile (AL) Press-Register
added Sep 23, 2015 15:37

[Alabama] BLUM: When it comes to cigarette tax, governments should use it right or lose it

the income from these sin taxes is a relative drop in the bucket compared to what we pay in the long run as a result of smoking-caused disease and disability. To end the smoking pandemic, governments should either dedicate a significant percentage of cig
added Jun 24, 2015 15:55

[Alabama] Two major national clinical trials available for lung cancer patients at UAB

is enrolling lung cancer patients into two leading national clinical trials, the LUNG-MAP and The Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trials, better known as the ALCHEMIST, in which genetic screening is conducted on the tu
University of Alabama at Birmingham
added Jul 9, 2015 11:07

[Alabama] Vaping, other smoking alternatives are gaining popularity and helping some kick the habit

many Birminghamians are turning to smoking alternatives to either help end their cigarette addiction, or to simply enjoy time with friends in a social setting. One of the most popular forms of cigarette replacement is the Personal Vaporizer, often referre
added Jun 12, 2015 14:46

[Alabama] DUNCAN: Editorial: Cigarette tax

I am floored that this even requires a public hearing. Alabama is one of the bottom three states in the country with its cigarette tax... A tax on cigarettes is a complete no brainer. It taxes those who choose to be taxed. If you do not want to be taxed d
WSFA 12 (Montgomery, AL)
added May 9, 2015 14:48

[Alabama] Editorial: Cigarette tax

A tax on cigarettes is a complete no brainer. It taxes those who choose to be taxed. If you do not want to be taxed don't buy cigarettes. It will also help to deter adolescents from starting a habit that is proven to cause disease that can kill them, and
FOX6 WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL)
added May 10, 2015 16:00

University of South Alabama sets date to become smoke-free

on August 1, according to school officials. The ban on tobacco is a result of unanimous approval from the university's Wellness Initiatives Committee as well as input from students and staff from a survey administered in late 2014.
Mobile (AL) Press-Register
added Apr 17, 2015 15:44

Alabama Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

This year, Kick Butts Day is focusing attention on how the tobacco industry still spends huge sums on marketing and is adopting new strategies to reach young customers. Nationwide, tobacco companies spend $8.8 billion a year - one million dollars every h
PR Newswire
added Mar 13, 2015 17:10

How the cost of a pack of cigarettes in Alabama compares to other states: Friday's Wake Up Call

Bentley's tax increase plan includes a proposal to boost the tax on cigarettes from 42.5 cents to $1.25 per pack... about $5.80 per pack, the website said. That's the 36th lowest price in the country, and less than half of New York, where a pac
added Mar 8, 2015 15:52
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