Genes May Predict If Medication Can Help You Quit Smoking

Researchers found that those with the high risk gene variants were 3 times more likely to respond to the medication therapies


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New Study on Early Substance Abuse

“Particularly the early substance use is likely to have very long term effects on educational attainment…”


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Missouri AG Pushes Anti-Tobacco Message

Chris Koster says movie producers should restrict depictions of tobacco use,


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New Study on Cancer Prevention

A new Washington University School of Medicine study finds more than half of all cancer is preventable.


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Lung Group Says Missouri Failing on Tobacco Control

9,600 Missourians die every year from smoking.


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Orange Bowl Cancels Cigar Sponsorship

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin was one who lobbied NCAA and bowl officials to drop Camacho Cigars, citing health concerns.


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Sen. Durbin Objects To Orange Bowl Cigar Sponsor

Illinois Democrat and two others in Congress call for NCAA and game officials to reconsider contract.


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Hope For St. Charles Smoking Ban Vote Snuffed Out

Rejection may lead to petition drive to put issue on ballot next year.


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St. Charles County Smoking Ban Sees First Light

The hearing brought out some big name constituents, including the one whose name is on the tips of everybody’s tounge.


7/13/11-Stacy Reliford with the American Cancer Society speaks during Wednesday's press conference in which the group released results of a survey on voter attitudes toward an expanded smoking ban in St. Louis County. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Survey Reflects Strong Support For Expanded Smoking Ban

Survey: 72% in favor of expanded smoking ban in county, 68% “strongly” in favor.





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