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NJ Man Who Survived Oxygen Blast is Now Homeless

An 82-year-old New Jersey who survived an explosion when a cigarette ignited one of his oxygen tanks is now homeless.

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Flickr User StevenDepolo
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NJ Lawmaker Rolls Out A Plan To Discourage Teen Smoking [AUDIO]

A Garden state lawmaker is moving ahead with a plan to make it more expensive to purchase one type of tobacco that's becoming increasingly popular with teenagers - mini cigars - sometimes called cigarillos.

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More Work Needed to Stop Youth Tobacco Use According to Surgeon General

More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General's office said in a report released Thursday.

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Undated handout image from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a warning that says: "Smoking can kill you." (HO/AFP/Getty Images)
Undated handout image from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a warning that says: "Smoking can kill you." (HO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Judge Blocks Graphic Images on Cigarette Packages

A judge has blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing U.S. tobacco companies to put large graphic images on their cigarette packages later this year to show the dangers of smoking.

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Flickr User SuperFantastic
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Cigarette, Oxygen-Tank Leak Cause Hackensack Car Explosion

New Jersey fire officials say an emphysema patient accidentally caused a car explosion when his cigarette ignited gas from a leaking oxygen tank inside his vehicle.

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Flickr User Elvert Barnes
Flickr User Elvert Barnes
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Can Your Cell Phone Help You Quit Smoking? [AUDIO]

Many New Jerseyans made New Year's Resolutions this year to quit smoking. More than a month into the new year, some are struggling to keep from picking up a cigarette, which is why the American Cancer Society is offering a new text messaging tool to help.

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Should NJ Outlaw Smoking In Cars With Kids?

First of all, it’s not in legislative form, so if you’re dumb enough to smoke in your car with your kid don’t panic.  You may continue to erode your child’s health without penalty.  However this story on a CDC recomme

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Sylwia Kapuscinski, Getty Images
Sylwia Kapuscinski, Getty Images
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New Jersey Gets An “F” For Tobacco Prevention [AUDIO]

While New Jersey gets an "A" for smoke-free air, it failed miserably when it comes to tobacco prevention and control spending and cessation coverage.

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Smokers Urged to Kick the Habit for a Day [AUDIO]

More than 4,000 New Jerseyans will die from lung cancer this year alone and smoking is one of the greatest risk factors surrounding the disease. Today is the 'Great American Smokeout' and Dr. Michael Steinberg, Director of the Tobacco Dependence Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is urging all smokers to kick the habit for the day

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Cape May Decides Against Smoke-Free Public Spaces

Cape May has decided against banning smoking on its beaches, public parks and oceanfront walkway -- for now, at least.

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