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Report: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Aren’t Doing Enough to Prevent Cancer

A new study from the American Cancer Society found that New Jersey is the only state in the country that spends zero dollars on tobacco prevention […]

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One of Mayor Nutter’s Last Proposals Is Probably Already Dead

Mayor Michael Nutter has two short months left in office to shape his legacy in the minds of Philadelphians. Councilwoman Marian Tasco introduced a bill earlier this month […]

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This Bill Would Ban Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores

Mayor Michael Nutter wants to prohibit cigarette sales in drug stores throughout Philadelphia, in hopes of persuading more smokers to kick the habit. Councilwoman Marian Tasco introduced a […]

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How Philly’s Plummeting Smoking Rate Could Harm Schools

1. Maybe you shouldn’t quit smoking … for the kids. (We kid, we kid.) The gist: Today, Philadelphia’s new cigarette tax is bringing in the bucks for […]

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The Philadelphia Outrage Meter for the Week Ending October 3, 2014

Philly Outrage Meter 10/3 | Create Infographics 20%: The Harrisburg porny email scandal, the outrage for which was divided between outrage over the fact that […]

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Bill That Approved Cigarette Tax Guarantees More Charter Schools in Philadelphia

Philadelphians exhaled last week when the Pennsylvania House approved a $2-a-pack cigarette tax increase in the city, a move expected to generate up to $170 […]