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Stories with subject: Smoking
  • Cities to vote on raising age to buy tobacco products to 21 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 9:49 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Officials in Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, have approved ordinances raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products and alternative nicotine items to 21.

  • 5 years after smoking ban approved, opinions still mixed 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 10:15 am

    DEADWOOD, South Dakota - Five years after South Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and casinos, the issue remains divisive, with proponents lauding the improved health of state residents, and detractors claiming the ban led to a business decline from which they've never recovered.

  • Health officials say Oklahoma smoking rate keeps dropping 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 2:56 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - State health officials say Oklahoma's adult smoking rate is continuing to decline, dropping nearly 20 percent over the past four years to a new all-time low.