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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 »

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No More Smoking: A "Quit" Coach Is Just a Text Message Away

Sara Bellum
February 02, 2012

For anyone who resolves to stop smoking, help is as close as your cell phone. Read More »

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Smoking Stinks!

Sara Bellum
October 12, 2011

You probably know that smoking is NOT cool—and that it’s really dangerous, too. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and kills nearly a half a million people each year. Read More »

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With Announcement on Giving Up "Dip," Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg's Pitches Hit Home

Sara Bellum
June 14, 2011

After major league Hall of Famer Tony Gwynne of the San Diego Padres was diagnosed with parotid cancer, or cancer of the salivary gland, Washington Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg announced his decision to give up smokeless tobacco, Read More »

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Snus-You?

Sara Bellum
January 26, 2011

Smokeless tobacco is the latest nicotine-based product to drift into the marketplace and try to catch the attention of young people. Read More »

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