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[Australia, Kentucky] How Owensboro tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away in a small town in Kentucky? Because of chewing tobacco, malaria, Charles Darwin and Australia. For decades, tobacco has been a solution in se
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 10, 2014 21:46
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[Ireland] MARSHALL: Ruling against smoking ban binds Kentucky to past, limits future

Ireland's smoking ban brought a boom in tourists drawn to pub music and clean air...while heart attacks and strokes are down markedly. What's rich and healthy about a culture will survive, even thrive, outside the toxic fog of tobacco smoke — even in Ke
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Jun 24, 2014 19:51
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[USA] A Half Century Of Avoidable Death

A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), examines U.S. tobacco control efforts in the fifty years since the release of
PR Newswire
added Jun 3, 2014 12:17
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[Kentucky] Smoking Citations Continue To Decline Despite Strip Club Holdouts

Today, Lexington’s decade-old smoking ban is enforced by a handful of health department inspectors, but it took years for the regulation to take hold.
WUKY (Lexington, KY)
added May 28, 2014 02:00
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[Kentucky] 10 years after it became law, Fayette County's smoking ban is gaining acceptance

There is something about smoking and alcohol that compounds the problem. Cantrell said in his experience, drinkers, especially if they have already downed a few, don't like to be: a) told what do to; and/or b) told they can't smoke. There were taunts. C
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added May 26, 2014 04:57
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EMANUEL / STEINMETZ: Finally, Some Optimism About Obesity

This multipronged effort — comprising advertising restrictions, prohibitions on where people could smoke and taxation — changed behavior and ultimately the nation’s health. Beginning in the mid-1970s, per capita cigarette consumption steadily declined. To
New York Times
added May 6, 2014 18:27
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OncoBlog: AACR Eyes Tobacco Control

American Association for Cancer Research has published a collection of articles in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on health consequences of tobacco. * Note that although almost one in five Americans still smok
MedPage Today
added Apr 18, 2014 20:27
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Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking

looked at cigarette use depicted in more than 1,800 hours of popular U.S. prime-time dramas broadcast between 1955 and 2010. They also looked at smoking rates among adults during that period. Scenes involving cigarette use on such shows fell from nearly
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 4, 2014 12:07
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[Virginia] E-Cigs get a closer look by the FDA.....do you know what you're (really) smoking?

The more concerning mistake is to believe it’s an FDA approved device or that it has been completely vetted as a healthy alternative. Even more nauseating is knowing that the majority of them are made in China.
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Mar 23, 2014 23:19
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Eric Lawson Was the Fifth Marlboro Man to Die of Smoking-Related Illness

A former stuntman, Wayne McLaren was the first former Marlboro Man to make himself into a symbol of the dangers of smoking. For two years before his death of lung cancer at 51... A prolific cowboy actor, David McLean appeared in TV Westerns like Bonanza
People Magazine
added Feb 1, 2014 23:22
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