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Contrary to Marc Kilmer's letter ("Don't enable Md.'s addiction to cigarette tax revenue," Dec. 6), Maryland's 2007 dollar-per-pack cigarette tax increase significantly reduced teen smoking and saved lives. Between 2008 when the law took effect and the...
People trying to quit smoking now have greater access to the state's tobacco telephone help line. The help line - 1-800-QUIT-NOW - has counselors available all hours of the day as of Dec. 1. It will also provide counseling services to teens for the...
Tags: Health Treatments, New Year's Day
Contributing writerLast month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was observed locally and nationally with appropriate fanfare and enthusiasm. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. I would venture that few of us, even in the healthcare professions, know of any recent...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- The day Regina West, 53, had her last cigarette last month, her 3-year-old granddaughter picked out a new dress for her at Good Will as a way to say congratulations. The South Bend woman had her first cigarette at 18, and is now about 45...
Thanks to sponsors, participants in Donut Alley event To the editor: The second annual Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, surpassed all of our expectations with 584 participants, raising $9,012.94 for the Wounded Warrior...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -- If you're a smoker and you've been waiting for the right time to quit -- today might be a good day. Thursday is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout -- which encourages people who smoke to make a promise to stop. ...
Jessamine County Health DepartmentDon’t be a statistic — we can help. One in every five deaths (443,000 people annually) is a direct result of tobacco use. The single most important thing you can do for your health and the health of others is to quit using tobacco. Studies...
Tags: Health Treatments, Substance Abuse
Quit smoking and you're eliminating a habit that contributes to countless unnecessary deaths each year from an array of diseases including leading killers, heart disease and cancer. The American Cancer Society invites smokers to quit for JUST ONE DAY...
Q: I own and occupy an office condominium in a professional building. One of the unit owners smokes in his unit. The smoke comes into the hallway and into adjacent units. Needless to say, it is nauseating, bothersome and unacceptable. The board, of which...
Lung cancer is still a top killer of Hoosiers in Indiana. Health officials announced Friday that it is the leading cause of cancer deaths. About 4,000 people die each year, and about 5m200 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed. November is Lung...
At $2 per pack, Maryland has one of the highest cigarette taxes in the nation — and has reaped considerable benefits from it. With every tobacco tax increase over the last 13 years, smoking rates in the state have declined, not only among children...
PolitiCalProponents of the tobacco tax initiative Proposition 29 conceded defeat Friday after weeks holding out hope that the measure would eke out a victory as elections officials across California tallied an estimated 1 million uncounted ballots....
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