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Cigarette Butt Recycling in Downtown St. Louis

About 62 bins have been up for three weeks in downtown St. Louis along Washington Avenue, and they have already collected five pounds of butts.

07/28/2015

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Fairview Heights Police Search for Suspect in Circle K Robbery

The Fairview Heights Police Department is searching for the suspect in an armed robbery that happened at the Circle K gas station on June 13, 2015.

06/15/2015

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Should the Minimum Age to Buy Cigarettes Be Raised?

The suggestion is part of a study by the Institute of Medicine, which found a minimum age of 21 would reduce smoking prevalence by about 12 percent and smoking-related deaths by nearly 10 percent.

03/13/2015

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Study: Smokers Have Higher Risk Of Suicide Than Non-Smokers

New research has found that smokers are at a higher risk for committing suicide.

07/17/2014

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Doctor: E-Cigarettes Shouldn’t Be Used Long Term

While science is still being gathered on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, what are smokers who want to quit supposed to do?

05/01/2014

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WashU Study Finds Tobacco Advertising Aimed at Students

Tobacco companies aren’t allowed to advertise to children, but this study found more than 10 percent of high school students are receiving ads and promotions thru social media outlets or text messaging.

04/01/2014

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National “Kick Butts” Day Steers Kids Away from Smoking

Today is the day when kids across America are urged to “Kick Butt”- cigarette butts, that is.

03/19/2014

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Missouri Tobacco, Gambling Revenues Falling Short

Missouri is looking for other sources of money for education and health care after experiencing shortfalls in gambling and tobacco revenues.

01/23/2014

SLU Toxicologist Warns of E-Cigarette Smoking in Children

“Teens, adolescents, young brains are obviously quite bright in many cases but the connections between nerves, what are called synapses, have not completely developed.”

09/09/2013

Justice

18 Face Federal Charges for Contraband Cigarettes

Eighteen people are accused of conspiring to transport more than $17 million worth of contraband cigarettes to New York.

08/14/2013

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