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1 year 7 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 1 week ago

Boulder considering more smoking bans

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder officials are looking into the possibility of banning smoking in more public areas, including downtown's Pearl Street Mall, public parks and the city's open space properties. The Daily Camera reports Mayor Matt Appelbaum and other council members discussed the idea earlier this year during...

2 years 1 month 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 3 months ago

Keep trying to quit smoking

If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, you might do better if you accept the fact that you are likely to fail. That's according to Dr. Chetyl Healton of the American Legacy Foundation. She says failures can become learning experiences on the way to quitting. Writing...

2 years 9 months ago

Fire bans continue despite wet weather

Despite the recent rain and humidity, the fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado. Fire bans are still in place in both Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County. Captain Jesse Ortiz with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says all of the the moisture is helping, but one or...

3 years 11 months ago

Suspected money courier sought in NYC bomb plot

A law enforcement official says authorities are looking for a suspected money courier they say helped finance from overseas a Pakistani-American man's Times Square car bomb plot. The official said authorities know the name of the suspected courier. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the...

3 years 11 months ago

Four bad habits can age you by 12 years

New research suggests that having four common bad habits can age you by 12 years. The four bad habits are smoking, drinking too much, not getting enough physical activity and a poor diet. The findings highlight yet another reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The study tracked nearly 5,000...

3 years 11 months ago

Marijuana rallies planned to mark "4/20"

Pot smokers from Denver to Durango are gathering to call for the drug's legalization. Tuesday is April 20, or 4/20, a number used by many to denote marijuana. The festivities in Denver include a daylong rally in Civic Center Park. The Denver event will include remarks from the director of...

4 years 1 month ago

Nicotine builds up slowly in the brain

Nicotine builds up gradually in smokers' brains rather than spiking after each puff, according to a study that might help point to new ways to help people quit smoking. Dr. Jed E. Rose of Duke University reports in Monday's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

4 years 2 months ago

Smokers hurting children with asthma

Children with asthma can't breathe well when they're exposed to secondhand smoke, disrupting their sleep. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital examined 200 asthmatic children who lived with smokers. Secondhand smoke was associated with difficulty falling asleep, trouble breathing during sleep and increased daytime sleepiness. According to the medical...

4 years 3 months ago

Parkview hospital goes smoke free in new year

In Pueblo, Parkview Medical Center has made a new year's resolution to become a smoke free campus. Starting on January 1, smoking will be prohibited anywhere on the hospital's campus, including in parking lots, sidewalks, alleyways and greenways around the hospital. Parkview says it was the right time to make...

4 years 3 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 5 months ago

Pueblo approves freeze on medical pot dispensaries

The Pueblo City Council has approved a 90-day moratorium on licensing medical marijuana dispensaries while city officials determine how to regulate them. Council members heard from the public on the measure before voting on it Monday night. Other municipalities across Colorado have implemented freezes on having dispensaries while they...

4 years 6 months ago

Obesity linked to breast cancer recurrence

Obesity, drinking alcohol and smoking can all increase a breast cancer survivor's risk for developing a second breast cancer. A study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle finds obesity increases the risk for a second cancer by 50-percent. Having at least one alcoholic drink a...

4 years 6 months ago

FDA ban on flavored cigarettes takes effect

The new federal ban on flavored cigarettes has taken effect. The ban is one of the first visible effects of a new law giving the FDA wide-ranging authority to regulate the tobacco industry. It includes cigarettes with candy, fruit and clove flavors. Officials say flavored cigarettes are a gateway to...

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