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Don't Be Fooled -- Even Your Phone App Could Be Advertising

Sara Bellum
January 10, 2013

As more and more people use smartphones, a world of virtual games, social networking, and fun apps are at their fingertips 24/7. Photo-sharing and exercise-tracking apps can be useful and fun. Others, though, may have devious intentions, like trying to get you hooked on smoking. Read More »

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Social Smoking: Just as Bad as Regular Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 23, 2012

Many people justify smoking one or two cigarettes once in a while—known as social smoking—by thinking occasional smoking won’t damage their health as much as smoking every day. Read More »

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Winning Videos: Tobacco--I'm Not Buying It

Sara Bellum
August 08, 2012

According to the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and young people, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Read More »

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Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco - I'm Not Buying It!

Sara Bellum
April 12, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is betting that young people have something powerful to say about smoking. Read More »

The Cigar Trap

Mini Cigars: The Facts Behind the Flavors

Sara Bellum
March 20, 2012

When you hear that something comes in strawberry, ice cream, chocolate, peach, or grape flavors, your first thoughts may be: ice cream, candy, or something made for kids. After all, manufacturers of kids’ toothpastes, medicines, and vitamins add fun flavors to make their products more appealing. Read More »