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CVS Stops Tobacco Sales 1 Month Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.


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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

A growing number of experts believe the most promising option is to get people to switch to electronic cigarettes.


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Study: Children’s Use Of E-Cigarettes On The Rise

Children—like adults—are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.



WFNZ Challenge: Mark Seidel Competes To Run Mile Under 8:30

WFNZ’s Mark Seidel bet the guys at the station that he could run under a mile in under 8:30.


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Study: Genetic Risk Factors Determines Smokers

A new study finds that genetic risk factors can determine who will get hooked on cigarettes.


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US To Revise Cigarette Warning Labels

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers […]

CBS Charlotte–03/20/2013

Isn't this monkey adorable? Would you like to own an exotic pet? Before an exotic pet can reside with you, most states require that you apply for a license (which will arrive in the mail) and pay a fee. (Photo by VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

10 Non-Deadly Things Harder To Obtain Than A Gun

(CBS Charlotte) — In most states in the U.S., buying a gun is like buying a pack of cigarettes — it’s incredibly easy as long as the purchaser has a Driver’s License. In fact, in […]

CBS Charlotte–02/06/2013

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NC Teen Smoking Rates Reach Historic Lows

A survey presented by the state Department of Health and Human Services says the percentage of North Carolina teens who smoke has hit an all-time low.

CBS Charlotte–05/17/2012


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