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Tennessee Lawmakers Want Minimum Age Raised to 21 to Buy Tobacco or Vaping Products
Tennessee Lawmakers Want Minimum Age Raised to 21 to Buy Tobacco or Vaping Products

Several Tennessee lawmakers are pushing to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco or vaping products from 18 to 21.

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"Let's Call It Quits" Campaign Supports Tobacco Users with Resources for Quitting

Are you in a toxic relationship? You are if you use tobacco products. The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state...

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No Smoking in Public Housing
No Smoking in Public Housing

Smoking will no longer be allowed inside public housing nationwide starting on July 31.

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Central magnet students aim to make a smoking impact
Central magnet students aim to make a smoking impact

Central Magnet HOSA students Makensie Vaughn, Cimrun Srivastava, and Garrett Burnett created campaign "Be Smart, Don't Start" to raise awareness on the negative effects of smoking.

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New Initiative Inspires Tennessee Tobacco Users to Quit
New Initiative Inspires Tennessee Tobacco Users to Quit

The Tennessee Department of Health Tobacco Use, Prevention and Control Program is launching a new Statewide Tobacco-Free Coalition.

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Average TN Smoker Spends $93,000 per lifetime on Smokes
Average TN Smoker Spends $93,000 per lifetime on Smokes

The average smoker in Tennessee will spend $93,000 dollars on his or her habit over a lifetime, according to new data from the personal-finance website WalletHub.

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HUD Wants to ban smoking in their government housing properties
HUD Wants to ban smoking in their government housing properties

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is working to ban the use of smoking products inside their buildings.

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Pancreatic Cancer: Warning Signs of Deadly Disease
Pancreatic Cancer: Warning Signs of Deadly Disease

While the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is unknown, experts say risk factors can include smoking, obesity, and people with diets high in red and processed meats.

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Health officials recognized for spotting carbon monoxide issues
Health officials recognized for spotting carbon monoxide issues

Four alert health professionals each recently recognized something was wrong when screening four different mothers in the Baby and Me Tobacco Free program. In each situation, during a breathing evaluation...

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Harmful Effects to Baby May Include Lower I.Q. for Life
Harmful Effects to Baby May Include Lower I.Q. for Life

An occasional glass of wine. A cigarette. A pain pill, prescribed by a doctor. All three are perfectly legal, yet each may cause harm to an unborn baby.

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Are too many people smoking in Tennessee?
Are too many people smoking in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, nearly one-in-six high school students and one-in-four adults are smokers with more than 11,000 related deaths each year.

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Some Still Smoking, Despite Warning Issued Way Back in 1964

The once commonly held belief that smoking tobacco was harmless, and perhaps even good for some, was shattered Jan. 11, 1964. 

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Six Out of Ten Smokers Quit Smoking Multiple Times
Six Out of Ten Smokers Quit Smoking Multiple Times
Quitting smoking is a popular New Year's resolution each year, but how many people actually quit? Six out of 10 smokers require multiple quit attempts to stop smoking, according to the American Lung Association...
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Tennessee Says: QUIT SMOKING
Tennessee Says: QUIT SMOKING
The State of Tennessee Health Department is urging residents to QUIT using tobacco. The department told WGNS in an email, smokers should join the Great American Smokeout November 21, 2013...
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