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FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, a driver uses an iPhone while driving in Los Angeles. Among teen drivers, 41 percent had texted or emailed behind the wheel in the previous month according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was released on Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Study: Teens are drinking less, texting while driving more

NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government’s […]

06/13/2014

A high school student, who preferred not to be identified, smokes a cigarette in a de-facto smoking area just off the property of Lewis-Palmer High School, in Monument, Colo., Thursday Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

DENVER (AP) — Two Western states with some of the nation’s lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21. Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably on […]

02/21/2014

U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry holds a copy of the 387 page report of the Advisory Committe to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service on the relationship of smoking to health Jan. 11, 1964.  He spoke at a Washington news conference at which the study was released.  It termed smoking a health hazard calling for corrective action. (AP Photo/hwg)

’64 US report ties smoking to cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — On Jan. 11, 1964, AP Science Writer Frank Carey covered the release of U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry’s historic report linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer. The report has […]

01/11/2014

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A break for smokers? Glitch may limit penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — They huddle outside office buildings and they can’t satisfy their nicotine cravings by lighting up on planes and trains, but now smokers could be getting a break from an unlikely source. A […]

07/09/2013

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