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Hookah pipes --The ancient Middle-Eastern practice of smoking flavored tobaccos through a tall, ornate water pipe, better known as hookah. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: Hookah Smoking Rapidly Gaining Popularity Among American Teens

A local doctors says many people believe hookah is a safer alternative to cigarettes — but it’s not.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

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Wayne State Could Soon Become Smoke-Free Campus

Several students have complained that the school’s “25-feet smoking rule” is not being followed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2014

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E-Cigarettes Ignite Debate Over Regulation, Sales

Banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to kids may seem like a no-brainer, yet a number of health advocacy groups oppose legislation that does just that.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2014

Bill Would Allow Smoking At More Outdoor Seating Areas

Legislation introduced last month would roll back a provision of Michigan’s smoking ban to allow smokers to light up at outdoor seating for bars and restaurants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2013

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CDC: E-Cigarette Use Doubles Among Students

There are some scary new numbers out from the government on how many kids are using e-cigarettes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2013

Karmanos Offers Low-Cost Cancer Screenings For Smokers

There’s a new program to help current and former smokers get screened for lung cancer.

07/22/2013

Tobacco Use Penalties Delayed

Yet another delay in the federal health care overhaul may be good news for smokers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013

Woman Suffers Severe Burns While Lighting Cigarette

A Walled Lake woman is in critical condition after accidentally setting herself on fire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2013

Health System To Screen Job Seekers For Nicotine

Flint-based McLaren Health Care has instituted a no-nicotine policy for all job applicants, testing them for tobacco use as part of the drug screening process.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013

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Analysis: High Cigarette Taxes Contribute To Increased Smuggling Rates In Michigan

More than 29 percent of Michigan’s total cigarette consumption in 2011 was smuggled into the state, according to The Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013

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