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Most U.S. children exposed to smoking

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. children ages 3-11 are exposed to secondhand smoke -- mostly in the home -- which can cause immediate damage, a non-profit group says.

Reform gives smoking cessation opportunity

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Healthcare reform legislation provides an unprecedented opportunity for prevention of disease, a U.S. non-profit group suggests.
Keys refusing tobacco sponsorship

Keys refusing tobacco sponsorship

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Alicia Keys set a good example by refusing tobacco sponsorship for her concert in Indonesia, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says.

North Carolina to raise cigarette tax

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- North Carolina's tax on cigarettes will rise 5 cents a pack to 35 cents a pack by next July, under to an agreement reached by legislators.

UPI's Capital Comment for May 13, 2003

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 31, 2002

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Calif ruling impacts tobacco lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Tobacco companies and anti-smoking advocates both found something to cheer about Tuesday after the California Supreme Court ruled that smokers in the state could sue cigarette companies for fraud, but were prohibited from using evidence of alleged miscond

Calif judge fines Reynolds $20 million

SAN DIEGO, June 6 (UPI) -- A California judge Thursday fined cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco $20 million for violating the nationwide legal agreement between the tobacco industry an

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