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[Maine] "NAFTA on Steroids" Trade Talks to Wrap Up

Mills and 47 other state AGs sent a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative... the National Association of Manufacturers replied... "Now how did they get our letter?" Mills asked....Thanks for responding on behalf of the U.S. Trade Represent
Rockland (ME) Free Press
added Dec 19, 2014 02:32
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[New York] Upstate NY adults more likely to smoke than adults in rest of the state and nation / An Affordable Care Act provision supports smokers who have resolved to quit

Excellus BCBS's "The Facts About Cigarette Smoking Among Upstate New York Adults" reports that smoking costs New York state more than $15.6 billion (2014 dollars) each year in direct medical costs and economic productivity losses.
readMedia
added Dec 19, 2014 02:09
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BITTMAN: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

But there’s a bigger question: How can intelligent, thoughtful, science-based legislation survive attacks by well-funded lobbyists — many of whom have worked in the very agencies they besiege — who now seem to be able to include sneaky “fixes” that might
New York Times
added Dec 17, 2014 05:08
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Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand

a Boston internist who at the age of 37 has become one of the youngest surgeons general of the United States, is a self-described dreamer and grass-roots organizer.
New York Times
added Dec 17, 2014 05:04
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[Michigan] E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens

In 2014, more teens use e-cigarettes than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product—the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes.
University of Michigan
added Dec 16, 2014 06:49
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[Michigan] Use of alcohol, cigarettes, number of illicit drugs declines among U.S. teens

Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. ... These findings come from the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study
University of Michigan
added Dec 16, 2014 06:49
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Why It’s Bad News That Some Teens Are Choosing E-Cigs Over Real Cigarettes

The data offers one possible explanation for why high schoolers are so willing to use electronic cigarettes: They think they’re safer. Just over 50% of 10th graders surveyed believed that smoking between one and five cigarettes a day posed a great risk,
TIME Magazine
added Dec 16, 2014 06:46
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Study finds teens flocking to e-cigarettes

The burgeoning popularity of electronic cigarettes is prompting public health officials to step up their investigation of how teens are responding to the new tobacco-free products. Already, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seen a
Washington Times
added Dec 16, 2014 06:44
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US Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

Pitching strongly for Murthy's confirmation, Senator Dick Durbin praised Murthy for his dedication to fighting obesity, tobacco related diseases and other chronic diseases that account for seven out of the top 10 causes for death in America and make up f
Outlook India Magazine (in)
added Dec 16, 2014 06:33
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New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

In Senate confirmation hearings last February, Murthy said that, if confirmed, he would focus on childhood obesity, vaccinating children and driving down tobacco use in the United States. He called disease prevention "an issue I'm deeply passionate about.
Los Angeles Times
added Dec 16, 2014 06:32
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