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Keeler in the Morning Show Notes for Thursday, Feb 6th

Thursday, February 6, 2014
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Actor Who Once Played Marlboro Man Dies From Lung Disease

Eric Lawson, who played the Marlboro Man in print ads from 1978-1981, died January 10 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – or lung disease -- a smoking-related condition. He was 72.

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Smoker on May 31, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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Smokers Cost Employers an Extra $6k Per Year

A recent study claims businesses in America pay and additional $6,000 per year for employees who smoke, compared with non-smokers.  Research led by Ohio State University analyzed the cost of absenteeism, lost productivity, smoke breaks and healthcare costs of employees who smoked

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Two Mohawk Valley Students Attend Annual Phillip Morris International Shareholders Meeting

A pair of local students in the 'Reality Check' anti-smoking program had a chance to put a face to corporate tobacco, attending a Philip Morris International annual shareholders meeting this week.

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Tobacco Company Hides the Truth About Their Cigarettes

Cigarette giants Philip Morris USA may have altered data on the harmful effects of cigarettes, according to an independent study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

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Study: Cigarette Smokers Aren’t Listening To Health Warnings

Are you really listening to all the health warnings on cigarette smoking? According to a recent study conducted by the National Health Service (NHS) in England, you aren’t.

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Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Graphic Photos on Cigarette Packs

In a 29-page decision on Monday, US District Judge Richard J. Leon blocked the implementation of a law on graphic cigarette photos. It would’ve required tobacco companies to include explicit photos detailing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages.

The 36 images proposed by the Food and Drug Administration include a picture of diseased lungs next to healthy lungs, a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat, and a male cadaver with chest staples down his torso.

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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction.

In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in drug addicts.

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Few Believe New Cigarette Labels Will Be Effective

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Food and Drug Administration will require tobacco companies to attach horrifying pictures to cigarette packs beginning in September of 2012.

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UPD Seeking Larceny Suspect [Video]

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Utica Police Department has posted a video on YouTube of a local man wanted for stealing a pack of cigarettes from the Stop 1 Market on Whitesboro Street.

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