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Allegheny Health Network Approves Smoking Ban

The Allegheny Health Network has announced that its hospital campuses will be going smoke-free.

08/12/2014

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UPMC’s Smoke-Free Shift Policy Goes Into Effect

No more smoking for UPMC employees and volunteers – at least not while they are on duty.

07/01/2014

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“Glass Gone Wow” Causes Big Upset Amongst Robinson Parents

Parents call it a “Head Shop” that sells drug paraphernalia.

04/07/2014

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Poison Control Center Calls Increasing Because Of E-Cigarettes

A source of poisoning in Pittsburgh is actually electronic: e-cigarettes.

04/03/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Ryan Clark Was Just Being Blunt

Nothing Ryan Clark says surprises me. Nothing Ryan Clark says should surprise you.

02/07/2014

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Are E-Cigarettes Considered Harmful Or Helpful?

Employers are battling between allowing e-cigarettes in the workplace or banning them like traditional cigarettes.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/24/2014

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Police: Crack Smoking Mom Kicks Daughter Out, Teen’s Hands Freeze Together

A local mother was arrested, after Pittsburgh Police say she threw her 16-year-old daughter out of the house, and into the dangerously cold temperatures.

01/08/2014

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UPMC Taking Steps To Ban On-Duty Employees From Smoking

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the area’s largest health employer with more than 60,000 employees.

07/11/2013

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Smoking Miner Charged With Risking Catastrophe

A coal miner was charged Thursday with risking a catastrophe and the lives of his co-workers by smoking a cigarette inside a mine.

KDKA-TV–02/07/2013

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Casual Smoking Still Risky For Women’s Health

If you think there is a number of cigarettes a day you can safely smoke, think again. The Nurses’ Health Study shows that even the occasional cigarette can raise your risk of dying.

12/12/2012

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New Details Emerge In Pittsburgh International Airport Smoke Scare

Authorities have released some new information on a smoke scare at Pittsburgh International Airport. Officials say it was caused by a cigarette that was found in an airport bathroom.

12/07/2012

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Resolutions May Help Reverse Damage Done

Can New Year’s resolutions really make a difference in our health when it comes to reversing the consequences of some of our bad, long term habits?

01/10/2012

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Should Businesses Give Nicotine Tests Before They Hire?

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek talks to Lewis Maltby, President of the National Workrights Institute.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/09/2012

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