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E-Cigarettes May Not Help You Quit Smoking, but Here’s What Can

E-cigarettes may not be the best way to help you kick that smoking habit after all.

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Teen smoking down, tobacco sales up in Washington state
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Washington’s Teen Smoking Rate Dropping, Tobacco Sales to Minors Rising

It's a bit of a Catch-22 situation for the Department of Health.

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Washington D.C. council votes to decriminalize pot
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Move Over Washington, Colorado. Nation’s Capitol Votes to “Decriminalize” Marijuana

The Washington, D.C. city council voted 11-1 last night to decriminalize pot inside the district's limits.

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Washington State Tobacco Quitline to cease operations August 1st.
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Washington State’s Tobacco ‘Quit Services’ Will Be Cut Aug. 1

Due in part to budget issues and other factors, people looking to stop using tobacco will find dramatically-reduced state resources at the end of this month.

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You won't be able to smoke in car with your kids in Oregon
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Oregon Bans Smoking in Cars With Children [OPINION POLL]

The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill that would make it a crime to smoke in a car with kids.

The House approved the bill in a 43-15 vote on Monday. It now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber.

The bill would prohibit drivers from smoking in cars if a person under 18 is present

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Inslee against open pot smoking in bars
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Gov. Inslee Doesn’t Want Bars to Allow Smoking Marijuana

According to the Associated Press, Gov. Jay Inslee wants the state Liquor Control Board to figure out how to stop the spread of bars that allow patrons to consume marijuana on site.

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Obamacare could cause insurance issues for smokers
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Smokers Could be Priced Out of Health Insurance by Obamacare

A little-known provision in the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) will allow insurance companies to charge premiums that are up to 50 percent higher for those who smoke.

Starting next Jan. 1,

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Marijuana Vending Machines Reportedly Coming to Washington State

Move over Coke, Pepsi and Redbox -- there could be an entirely different kind of vending machine coming to our state before the end of the year.

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Here Are the 10 Most Broken New Years Resolutions

Everybody, to some degree, has something they want to change in the coming year. Which resolutions are the hardest to keep?

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Tobacco sales to teens in Washington rising
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Tobacco Sales to Minors in Washington Skyrocketing – Why?

Despite millions spent on anti-smoking campaigns tobacco sales to minors are at the highest levels in years.

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