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1 year 11 months ago

Colorado uses tobacco taxes on smoking bans

DENVER (AP) - State auditors questioned whether the Colorado Department of Health and Environment should be awarding money from tobacco taxes to support local policy initiatives barring smoking in public. A report Monday showed the department awarded $5.2 million to 140 grantees in 2010 and 2011 to help pass initiatives...

2 years 4 months ago

Parents' rights bill passes with a twist

A new bill requiring schools to get parental consent before giving surveys to kids is now on the governor's desk waiting to be signed into law, but the end product is far from the original proposal. Bill supporters wanted written consent before asking kids about things like tobacco and...

2 years 5 months ago

No easy solution for child tobacco use

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General's office said in a report released Thursday. Almost one in five high school-aged teens smokes, down from earlier decades,...

2 years 7 months ago

Air Force Academy investigating illegal drug use by cadets

The Air Force Academy is investigating approximately 15 cadets for violating a General Order prohibiting the use of intoxicating substances-other than alcohol, caffeine, tobacco or lawfully-used prescribed medications. "The abuse of these products by military members, cadets or cadet candidates contradicts the nature of the profession of arms, threatens...

2 years 8 months ago

Teen drug abuse study has ups and downs

Teen habits towards alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are taking dramatic changes. "We are seeing significant decrease in alcohol drinking behaviors since 1996 when it was very high," says Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute of Health. The annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows...

3 years 3 days ago

Food prices up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies paid more in July for raw materials and wholesale goods. Food, tobacco and pickup truck costs drove the increase. The Labor Department says the Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last month. That follows a 0.4...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Tobacco embraces candy-like products

Tobacco embraces candy-like products Tobacco companies are looking for new ways to deliver a nicotine fix without the smoke by making strips, sticks, and dissolvable tabs. All products come in a variety of flavors from cinnamon to mint. These products are packaged in boxes looking like breath mints and...

4 years 7 months ago

Free quit smoking help offered

The first of the year is the time many take to improve their lives, start new habits and break old ones. Thousands in Colorado are expected to take a no-tobacco vow as a 2010 resolution. The Colorado QuitLine is staffed and operating at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The QuitLine is operated by...

4 years 9 months ago

Tobacco execs quickly find tax loophole

Tobacco companies are avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxes by exploiting a loophole in President Barack Obama's child health law. And they're doing it with a simple marketing twist. Obama and Congress increased taxes on tobacco products earlier this year to pay for expanded children's...

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