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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 […]

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Bill Bans Smoking in Jersey Parks

The Star-Ledger reports from New Jersey: “The state Legislature today approved a bill that would ban people from smoking in county and municipal parks but […]

Be Well Philly

Expert Opinion: 3 Things a Philly Doc Thinks You Should Know About E-Cigs

You’ve probably heard the term “vaping” a lot recently. It’s used to describe the use of e-cigarettes and experiencing the inhalation of the “vapors”  from […]

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Mayor Nutter’s Public Park Smoking Ban Is Pointless Nanny-State Grandstanding

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter seems to be in the middle of an existential crisis. Now, normally this confrontation with life, the universe, and everything is […]

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Philadelphia Bans Smoking in Public Parks

Thinking of lighting up a smoke in Rittenhouse Square? You can still do it, but you’ll be breaking the law. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Nutter […]

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Study: Smoking Screws Up Your Taste Buds

  In today’s scary smoking-related news: Apparently, smoking doesn’t just give you wrinkles and an inhaler dependency, it also messes with your ability to taste. […]

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Main Line Health Will No Longer Hire Smokers, Starting in May

Almost exactly one year after the University of Pennsylvania Health System announced a move to weed out tobacco users from its payroll, Main Line Health just released details […]

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On Heels of CVS, Customers Call on Walgreens to Drop Tobacco, Too

Judging by your Facebook likes and shares on Wednesday, it seems a lot of you were as happy as I was to hear that CVS will […]

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CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes … But Is That Enough?

Wednesday, drugstore chain CVS announced that it will no longer sell tobacco products. (And now people want Walgreens to follow suit.) The move will cost […]

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CVS Stores Will Stop Selling Tobacco Products by October

The powers-that-be at CVS Caremark announced this morning that they will stop selling all tobacco products at the company’s more than 7,600 stores by October […]

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“You’ll Lose Your Teeth, Kid”: The FDA’s New Anti-Smoking Campaign for Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just released its first ever anti-smoking campaign, NPR reports. It’s aimed at getting teens to quit—and to prevent them […]

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Drastic New Pennsylvania Smoking Ban Proposed

  Those of you who still like to smoke cigarettes in dives like McGlinchey’s and Locust Bar or light up cigars on the deck or […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Quit Smoking … to Get a Job?

Last year, several hospitals in Pennsylvania began testing incoming employment candidates for nicotine, in addition to routine drug and alcohol screening. Apparently, if a candidate has been given […]

City Life

Let’s Ban Smoking at the Shore!

On a recent Sunday at the PATCO station at 9th-10th and Locust, five people were waiting for a train to New Jersey. At the same […]

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Smokers Alone Can’t Save Philly Schools

Out of all the drug dealers in Philadelphia, Wawa has got to be my favorite. They’re always open, never find themselves in between re-ups, and […]