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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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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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