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What’s in Cigarette Smoke, Anyway?

Sara Bellum
February 19, 2013

Stanford University professor Dr. Robert Proctor looked through tons of public documents to find out what tobacco companies put in cigarettes. Read More »

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Social Smoking: Just as Bad as Regular Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 23, 2012

Many people justify smoking one or two cigarettes once in a while—known as social smoking—by thinking occasional smoking won’t damage their health as much as smoking every day. Read More »

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Snuffing Out Snuff: Baseball Restricts Smokeless Tobacco Use

Sara Bellum
October 11, 2012

Who will be this year’s “Mr. October”? The onset of the playoffs has SBB thinking about all things baseball—home runs, hot dogs, and strikeouts. Read More »

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Winning Videos: Tobacco--I'm Not Buying It

Sara Bellum
August 08, 2012

According to the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and young people, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Read More »

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Being a Team Player Can Influence Drug and Alcohol Use

Sara Bellum
June 20, 2012

Middle and high school teens have many choices when it comes to extracurricular activities. Some will choose a team sport like basketball, volleyball, football, or softball, while others may choose more individual-type sports like track, golf, tennis, or swimming. Read More »

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