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No decline in youth tobacco use

Tobacco use among middle and high school students has not changed since 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey […]

Targeting tobacco

Elected officials across the country seem to be taking aim at tobacco this month. Last week, the California Senate voted to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. […]

Occupational Health: Heart risks vary by profession

Older workers in sales, office-support and service jobs are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke, according to new research. The research found that although more than 88 percent of […]

Retailers continue to illegally sell tobacco to minors

Illegal tobacco sales to minors are at the highest level in nearly two decades. More than 17 percent of retailers in the state illegally sold tobacco to minors in 2015, according […]

Washingtonians support raising tobacco sale age

The majority of Washington residents want to make young adults wait three more years to legally purchase tobacco. A new poll found that 65 percent Washington residents support raising the sale […]

The true cost of smoking

A pack-a-day smoking habit will end up costing Washington residents quite a bit more than those living in other parts of the country, according to a new report. A Washington smoker […]

10 years of clean indoor air

Public health officials across the state are celebrating 10 years of clean indoor air today. On Dec. 8, 2005, the state‚Äôs Smoking in Public Places law went into effect, banning smoking […]

Kids prefer flavored tobacco

Middle and high school kids who use tobacco prefer the flavored varieties, according to a new study. About 70 percent of U.S. students who used a tobacco product in the previous […]

Obesity and smoking causing more deaths

Fewer Americans are dying from diseases attributable to high blood pressure and high cholesterol but more are dying from ailments associated with high body mass index (BMI) and smoking, according […]

Study finds possible link between e-cigarettes, initial tobacco use

A new study is suggesting what health officials have suspected for years: teens using e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco cigarettes. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, […]

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