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Fred Bodimer
April 16, 2020 - 1:15 pm
Current and former smokers and those who vape are at greater risk of the most serious consequences of COVID-19, says Matt Meyers of Tobacco-Free Kids.
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Fred Bodimer
January 30, 2020 - 8:37 am
The state of Missouri failed badly in the annual State of Tobacco Control Report from the American Lung Association.
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Sam Masterson
December 04, 2019 - 8:23 am
(KMOX) - Country icon Willie Nelson has stopped smoking weed. Willie, whose smoking habits have only been rivaled by Snoop Dogg, said that breathing is a little more difficult these days and he has to be careful. The 86 year old said he does not smoke anymore and that he is taking better care of...
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Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 12:38 pm
New research shows U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer those made by Juul Labs, and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores.
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This image provided by Swedish Match in 2019 shows the company's "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product. On Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration endorsed the tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a first-ever decision that could open the door to more lower-risk options for U.S. smokers. (Swedish Match via AP)
Associated Press
October 22, 2019 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the...
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Caitlin Lally
October 03, 2019 - 3:16 pm
E-cigarettes and vaping products have already been pulled from Schnucks' shelves.
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Associated Press
September 23, 2019 - 8:49 am
CHICAGO (AP/KMOX) — Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people. The legislation sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Deb...
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President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. From left, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, first lady Melania Trump, Trump, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 11, 2019 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement...
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Fred Bodimer
July 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A new study finds even a small amount of sugary drink consumption increases your cancer risk. Just a third of a can of soda a day elevates your risk of cancer by 18%, according to this study in the British Medical Journal. "The whole correlation is that if you are taking in more...
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Fred Bodimer
April 18, 2019 - 2:33 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A number of local SSM Health doctors and specialists shared their knowledge and insight on a variety of health-related issues in the current "Health Matters Presented by SSM Health" show on KMOX Radio. To hear the entire podcast of the show, please click below: Here are the...
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