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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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First Get Drug Smart, Then Think Twice

Sara Bellum
November 02, 2010

The Shoutout is gathering volume and the message is coming through loud and clear: JUST THINK TWICE! Read More »

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The Price of Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 21, 2010

You’ve already heard plenty about what smoking can do to your looks and your life. Read More »

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