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St. Joseph Passes Smoking Ban

Under the ban, which goes into effect June 7, smoking will no longer be allowed in any indoor place of employment, including bars and restaurants.

04/09/2014

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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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Study: Drug, Alcohol Use Higher Among Mentally Ill

Researchers at Washington University School found that rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those with psychotic disorders.

01/02/2014

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Missouri Has Nation’s Fourth-Highest Smoking Rate; Illinois 20th

26.2 percent of Missourians say they smoke. Kentucky has the highest smoking rate, West Virginia is number two, and Oklahoma is third.

11/19/2013

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St. Charles City Council to Consider Smoking Bill Tonight

City Council President Dave Beckering will be introducing the bill which he says is a better option than a smoking ban.

09/24/2013

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St. Charles County Council Hears Smoking Ban Testimony

The new bill says an establishment can only be exempt if it limits its customers to those 21-years-old and older. Some residents say that’s not fair.

09/10/2013

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

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Springfield Mo. Issues 19 Smoking Tickets in 3 Months

Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. is stepping up its enforcement of the area’s smoking law.

06/28/2013

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Study: Tough Laws Reduce Teen Smoking Rates

Washington University’s Richard Grucza tracked data from a National Cancer Institute monitoring program and found tough state laws and policies helped stop teens from buying tobacco.

06/18/2013

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