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New Jersey’s Legal Smoking Age Rises to 21

Starting today, November 1st, New Jersey teens are no longer able to legally purchase and smoke tobacco products in the Garden State – including e-cigarettes. […]

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Philly Sex Offender Sues Big Tobacco for $50 Million

We here at Philly Mag see a lot of personal injury lawsuits rolling through the local courts, but we don’t remember the last time we […]

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The Checkup: 4 Popular Exercises That Are a Waste of Your Time

• If crunches are your go-to ab move, you’re going to want to rethink your workout routine. Here, trainers dish on why crunches, lat pulls […]

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OPINION: What New Jersey Really Should Do to Decrease Smoking

I used to smoke up until my mid-20s. And then I stopped. Partly because I married a nonsmoker, but also because I started seeing this […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: GLADD Study Shows Major Drop in LGBT Diversity in Films

Only 25.5 percent of the LGBT characters portrayed in films from seven major studios this year are of color. While Hollywood’s racial diversity issues have […]

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The Checkup: The 5-Minute Ab Workout You Can Definitely Fit Into Your Day 

• If you’ve got five minutes (c’mon, you’ve got five minutes), you’ve got time for this no-equipment ab workout. You’ll thank us later. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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Pa. Bill Would Raise Minimum Age for Tobacco Purchase to 21

If you’re a tobacco user in Pennsylvania between the ages of 18 to 20, here’s some advice: Smoke ’em while you got ’em. State Rep. […]

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The Brief: What Will Happen to the Homeless During the Pope’s Visit?

1. Organizers say they are carefully considering the needs of homeless people as they make preparations for the Pope’s visit. The gist: On Monday, Mayor Michael Nutter got […]

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Should Philly Ban Smoking at Bus Shelters?

An academic study found that waiting for the bus is so awful that it can actually compel your mind to lie to you. Every minute that you wait […]

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The Brief: Why No One in Philly Smokes Anymore

1. Philly’s smoking rate has fallen to a record low. The gist: CBS3 reports that “the percentage of adult Philadelphians who smoke has dropped from 27.3 percent in 2008 […]

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Giant Cigarette Installation in Dilworth Park Postponed

GlaxoSmithKline has postponed an event where it would erect a 20-foot tall cigarette in Dilworth Park. An email from a PR representative from the drugmaker […]

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Drug Company to Put Up Giant Cigarette Butt in Dilworth Park Friday

Every Philadelphian who has passed through the new Dilworth Park since its opening has come away with the same thought: This place could really use […]

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South Jersey Town Bans Smoking on Streets, Sidewalks, Stoops and Steps

Gloucester City is a 2.7-square mile town along the Delaware River just south of Camden, with the New Jersey end of the Walt Whitman Bridge […]

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Christie to Decide on Smoking Ban for Jersey Beaches

The next difficult item on Gov. Chris Christie’s agenda: Ban smoking from Jersey beaches? Or leave the issue alone?

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CDC Warns of Increased Risk for HIV-Positive Smokers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s most recent ad campaign is a series of graphic TV ads called “Tips From Former Smokers” that outline—in […]