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LGBT Study Finds High Rates Of Teen Smoking, Partner Violence

A first-of-its-kind health report is providing new insight into the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Riverside County.



Smoker Using Home Oxygen System Suffers Burns To Face After Narrowly Escaping House Fire

The fire was contained to the man’s bedroom within about 15 minutes but authorities said the home suffered extensive smoke damage.


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Councilman Wants LA To Raise Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes

A Los Angeles councilman wants the city to change the legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21.

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Amanda Bynes Arrested After She Allegedly Throws Bong Out Of Apartment Window

Police say actress Amanda Bynes has been arrested in midtown Manhattan after she heaved a marijuana bong out of a window.


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Calif. Anti-Smoking Advocate Debi Austin Dies At 62

Tobacco educator and motivational speaker Debi Austin has died at the age of 62.


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Florida Man Gets 5 Years Probation For Disrupting Ontario-Bound Flight

A federal judge has sentenced a Florida man to time-served and released him after he pleaded guilty to disrupting an airline flight by refusing to extinguish the cigarette he was smoking.


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LA County To Recount Prop. 29 Ballots After Single Voter Request

It’s been said that all that is needed to light a fire — or a cigarette — is a single match.


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Tax Hike On Cigarettes, Tobacco Products Headed For Defeat

Smokers can finally exhale after voters appear to have rejected a proposed tax increase on cigarettes and other tobacco products.


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Cal State Fullerton Becomes First CSU School To Ban Smoking On Campus

Cal State Fullerton has become the first California State University system school to adopt a campus-wide smoking ban.


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Pier, Parking Lot Smokers Face $100 Fine Under New Law In Hermosa Beach

A tough new campaign has turned several public places in Hermosa Beach into no-smoking zones.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2012

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University Of California Bans Smoking, Tobacco On All Campuses

The University of California has banned smoking and the use of chewing tobacco on all ten of its campuses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/12/2012

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Bye Bye Booie: Cigarette-Smoking Candy-Addicted Chimp Dead At 44

A famous chimpanzee who could beg for sweets using sign language and was addicted to cigarettes has died.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/15/2011

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Smoking To Blame For Mandeville Fire

Two men smoking are to blame for the Mandeville fire that burned earlier this week near Brentwood.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2011

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Calif. Legislature Approves Ban On Rental-Unit Smoking

California landlords may soon be able to ban smoking on their properties, including rental units, if a new bill becomes law.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/16/2011

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FDA Issues New Graphic Cigarette Labels To Convey Dangers Of Smoking

Rotting teeth. Diseased lungs. A corpse of a smoker. Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/21/2011