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Should Smoking Be Banned In Parks And Historic Sites?

Marcy, NY (WIBX) - The signs are staying up for now but no tickets will be issued.  The New York State Parks system is reviewing public comments about a controversial no-smoking ban in select areas of parks and state historic sites.

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NYS Park Areas Remain Smoke-Free

Albany, NY (WIBX) - The New York State Parks system is days away from clearing the smoke engulfing a new policy.

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New Zealand Strives to Be the World’s First Smoke-Free Nation

Cigarette smoking is already banned in many public places, including bars and restaurants — but if New Zealand has its way, it won’t be long before no one there smokes at all.

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Have Higher Cigarette Taxes Driven People to Smoke Pipes and Cigars? — Dollars and Sense

Three years ago, a federal act meant to help reduce the number of people who smoke greatly increased the tax rates for cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and small cigars, counting on the fact that making smoking more expensive would prompt people to quit.

And while it may have caused some to do so, the move had an unintended effect: sales of pipe tobacco and large cigars, which aren’t taxed quite as harshly, have boomed.

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Doctors Should Offer All Smokers Help with Quitting, Study Says

Although doctors typically gauge a smoker’s willingness to quit before offering help in doing so, new research indicates that help should be offered to all smokers.

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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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Ex-Smokers Are Not Just Healthier, They’re Happier Too — Health Check

If you’ve decided to greet the New Year with a resolution to quit smoking, you may be dreading the stress and jitters often associated with nicotine withdrawal. But take heart! A new study says you’ll be healthier and happier.

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Sorry Smokers, It’s Better to Avoid Short Cuts When Quitting — Health Check

While surveys consistently show that more than 3 out of 4 smokers would like to quit, only about 10 percent of those who try each year are successful.

Fortunately, new studies show one way to raise those numbers is to treat smoking as a chronic disease — like high blood pressure — for which long-term treatment is offered.

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County Joins Anti-Smoking Campaign

Utica, NY (WIBX) - Oneida County is taking an additional step to help you kick the habbit.

The Health Department will routinely refer smokers to the New York State Smokers Quitline as part of a collaboration with the Faxton- St Luke's Tobacco Cessation Program...

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