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Smoking Likely Caused Blast That Killed Two

Authorities say smoking at a southwestern Michigan house where a resident was using oxygen tanks for a medical condition likely caused an explosion that killed two people and injured four others.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2011


Michigan Woman Is ‘World’ Pipe Smoking Contest Champ

Eight months ago, Sandy Sian had never smoked. So, the 39-year-old Lowell woman is not exactly sure how she managed to out-smoke other veteran pipe smokers to win an Oct. 29 contest.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2011

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U-M Study: Women Smokers Face Tougher Odds After Heart Attack

Fewer women than men smoke in the United States, but the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests smoking is more dangerous for women.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2011

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Study: Significant Rise In Cigar Use Among Young Adults

A new study shows the use of cigars and cigarillos has significantly risen among young people, in part because of their appeal through lower prices and sweet flavors.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2011

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CDC: Smokers Are Smoking Less

Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, daily smokers are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, it says.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2011

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Judge: Michigan’s Ban On Smoking Is ‘Confusing’

Due to the “confusing language” of Michigan’s smoking law, a judge has tossed out a fine levied against a bar owner who claimed patrons should be allowed to smoke in his establishment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2011


Smoking Ban For Detroit’s Public Housing Units

The Detroit Housing Commission has voted to institute a ban on smoking in all of its public housing units. At least one resident plans to fight it in court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2010

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UM Study: Teen Smoking, Pot Use Up

America’s teens are smoking more — both cigarettes and marijuana . That’s according to an annual government study at the University of Michigan.


Russians Urged to Smoke, Drink

Times are tough all over, but one Russian government official thinks he has the perfect medicine to cure his country’s economic ills – more smoking and drinking.


Public Concern Of Childhood Obesity Remains High

A new report by the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital says adults rank childhood obesity, stress and teen pregnancy as the biggest problems.