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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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St. Charles Residents Again Discuss Smoking Ban

“Let’s not be antiquated, let’s get with it,” a supporter of the ban said. “Everything comes from the coasts and it’s coming this way and we are the last ones ones to get it.”

05/21/2013

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Metro Considers E-Cig Ban On Buses & Trains

Health experts still working to verify manufacturers’ claims of E-cig safety.

05/21/2013

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Study: 74% of Missourians Ban Smoking in Their Homes

Do you allow people to smoke in your home? What about in your car?

05/17/2013

1 Seriously Injured, 1 Arrested At Alton Fire

A minor injury was suffered by a firefighter who was knocked down by one of the eleven residents of the home who tried to get back inside to save the victim. That man was arrested.

05/15/2013

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American Cancer Society Seeks St. Louisans For Study

The goal is to gain insight into more of the environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer.

04/04/2013

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Quitting Smoking at Age 40 Can Erase the Damage Study Reveals

Dr. Graham Colditz says longtime smokers die on average 11 years sooner than non smokers.

01/25/2013

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County Council To Consider Stricter Smoking Ban

The smoking ban passed in 2009 allowed for some bars to be grandfathered in but councilman Mike O’Mara wants to change that.

01/16/2013

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Missouri House Democrats Ban Smoking in Their Offices

Smoking is barred in the House chamber and public galleries, but it has been permitted in lawmakers’ private offices.

01/11/2013

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