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Pima County weighing 2nd plan on hiring of smokers

Pima County weighing 2nd plan on hiring of smokers

County policy could more than double health insurance rates for smokers.

December 15, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Pima County anti-smoking proposal is punitive, not productive

Pima County anti-smoking proposal is punitive, not productive

Instead, policy should take positive approach to the scourge of tobacco addiction. 

December 13, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Pima County may vote to refuse to hire smokers

Pima County may vote to refuse to hire smokers

Pima County leaders will vote on a policy that would make it impossible for smokers to get a job in the county. 

December 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Free lecture about COPD at UA's Duval Auditorium

Dr. Fernando D. Martinez's one-hour lecture is called "Early Origins of Asthma and COPD."

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Report: Arizona 9th in battle against lung cancer

Report: Arizona 9th in battle against lung cancer

PHOENIX — Arizona is one of the most effective states in the nation for fighting lung cancer and its costs, according to a new report.

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Celebrate Veterans Day with military movies

Celebrate Veterans Day with military movies

"The Eagle Has Landed" scene. British actor Michael Caine is shown in the film "The Eagle Has Landed," with co-star Kurt Steiner, June 15, 1967. (AP Photo)

November 11, 2014 10:35 am

Tempe's public e-cigarette ban rankles some as counterproductive

E-cig firms see little effect but say ban unfairly targets smoking alternative.

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Smokers need not apply, county says

Smokers need not apply, county says

Pima County is looking to expand its tough anti-tobacco rules.

July 31, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Horne: E-cigs can't be treated like regular smokes

Horne: E-cigs can't be treated like regular smokes

Nothing in Arizona law precludes using an electronic cigarette where real cigarettes are banned.

July 31, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

The proposal would include all UA property, indoors and out.

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UA to test Android app for women wanting to quit smoking

Women who are current smokers and use an Android smartphone may be eligible to take part in a University of Arizona study on women who want to quit smoking but are worried about weight gain.

May 18, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Arizona, it’s time for our pharmacies — resources for health and wellness — to get out of the tobacco trade.

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Anti-Smoking campaign with Sid Caesar 1984

Anti-Smoking campaign with Sid Caesar 1984

Volunteer and spokesperson for the American Lung Association, comedian Sid Caesar, illustrates the evils of smoking at an American Lung Association and Quality Inns International press conference in New York, Aug. 30, 1984. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

February 12, 2014 8:59 pm
Louis Jourdan                            actor

Louis Jourdan actor

Louis Jourdan, French film actor brought to this country by David Selznick, chats with Shirley Temple during a visit to Selznick's studio on May 20, 1946 in Hollywood. (AP Photo)

February 11, 2014 6:17 am

The 50-year war on smoking

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Donald Bucklin: E-cigarettes' real purpose is to create a new generation of smokers

Donald Bucklin: E-cigarettes' real purpose is to create a new generation of smokers

About a year ago I was surprised to find out from my daughter that hookah pens were all the rage among the high school crowd.

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E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

Arizona’s recent ban on e-cigarette sales to minors may sound sensible, but some lawmakers and health experts believe it’s actually a step in the wrong direction.

November 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jim Nelson: Living with chronic lung disease

Jim Nelson: Living with chronic lung disease

I was deeply disappointed to see the front-page article in the Star regarding the popularity of hookah smoking (“Hookah lounges proliferate as UA students kick back,” Oct. 11).

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Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITHOUT HIJACKING AIRLINERS

October 01, 2013 8:30 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

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September 30, 2013 10:15 amLoading…

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