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Despite headlines saying that it lost Tuesday's vote, the fate of California's proposed $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes is still in limbo, and state officials said late Thursday that a final result is likely weeks away.

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Pack-a-day smokers decliningupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 16:44:00

Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, and those who do smoke are on average smoking less, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Lineman won't be tackled by flu againupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 08:18:00

It was the fifth game of the 2009 Ohio State University football season, and offensive lineman Andy Miller cheered as the Buckeyes sprinted past the Indiana Hoosiers, 33-14, the fourth win of the year. The campus was brimming with excitement, yet for Miller the occasion was bittersweet.

CNNMoney: America's most polluted citiesupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 12:46:00

The nation's air has gotten marginally better over the past 10 years, according to an annual report released Wednesday, but many cities still suffer from severe pollution problems.

Teen smokersupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 11:44:00

Getting teens to kick the habit isn't so easy, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Teens have fewer aids for kicking the habitupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 11:44:00

It was just after 7 a.m. and Cassie Graham was lighting up her second cigarette of the morning. Is the Damage from Smoking Permanent?updated: Tue Jul 01 2008 16:00:00

Quitting cigarettes can only do a body good, but do former smokers ever fully recover from years of addiction? A Genetic Clue to Quitting Smokingupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 18:00:00

A blood test may one day be able to predict how a smoker will respond to two popular methods of kicking the habit Lung Cancer Genes Identifiedupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 11:00:00

Why do some smokers get cancer and others don't? Scientists have discovered two genetic variants that may be the reason

Cold season question: To shake or not to shake?updated: Fri Dec 28 2007 16:27:00

It's the season for giving and receiving -- yes, of course, gifts and food and holiday cheer, but also something you probably don't want: germs.

Colds and the fluupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 16:27:00

CNN's Judy Fortin reports on the season for giving and receiving -- germs.

Smokers drag down a workplace, study says updated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:18:00

We've all worked with them - self-proclaimed "smokers" who mysteriously disappear for longer (and more often) than their designated 15-minute breaks.

CNNMoney: America's smoggiest citiesupdated: Tue May 01 2007 11:16:00

Los Angeles ranks as the smoggiest city in the United States, according to an annual report card released Tuesday by the American Lung Association. It leads the nation in all three major air pollution categories, short-term particle pollution, year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution.

Your own clean-air actupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 14:06:00

It's time to breathe a sigh of relief -- sort of. Thanks to changes in air-quality and emissions laws over the past 30 years, the air you breathe when you head outdoors this summer is cleaner than ever.

CNNMoney: Giving year roundupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 11:08:00

Americans have been giving generously to help victims of the tsunami disaster that destroyed seaside communities from Thailand to East Africa and killed 155,000 people.

Lung association ranks most polluted citiesupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 21:32:00

Southern California tops the list of the nation's cities and counties most threatened by air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's annual report.

Fortune: BUY A PIECE OF ACID RAIN ACTIONupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

Thanks to the free market, people who love clean air can now put their money where their breath is. You can buy the rights to disgorge SO2 -- or sulfur dioxide, a component of acid rain -- then sit...

Money Magazine: Computer-shopping tips; safe life insurers; one man's battle with his broker; nicotine patches MAKING A PATCH WORK FOR YOUupdated: Thu Oct 01 1992 00:01:00

If you have tried -- and tried again -- but still failed to stop smoking, you probably shrugged off the introduction of nicotine skin patches as just the latest wacko ''miracle'' way to kick the ha...

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