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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Different Names For Nicotine Vapor Products Causing Confusion

In April the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to begin regulating E-cigarettes. The decision brought relief to some parents who felt it would make it harder for teens to get their hands on the nicotine vapor devices.

06/04/2014

Electronic cigarettes with different flavored E liquid on display at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senate Snuffs Out E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

Amid concerns about kids getting hooked on nicotine or tobacco, the Florida Senate on Tuesday voted 40-0 to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

CBS Miami–03/19/2014

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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

Health officials have begun to call “end game” on cigarette-smoking in America.

02/09/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Pedestrians walk by a CVS store on November 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. CVS Caremark reported a 25 percent surge in third-quarter earnings with profits of $1.25 billion, or $1.02 per share, compared to $1.01 billion, or 79 cents a share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CVS Kicks The Habit, Will Stop Selling Tobacco Products

National pharmacy giant CVS announced Wednesday that it will stop selling tobacco products at all of its 7,600 drugstores across the nation.

CBS Miami–02/05/2014

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Smoke Em If You Got Em: DOC Ends Cigarette Ban In Work Camps

Corrections officials quietly reversed a blanket ban on tobacco at prisons this summer and are now allowing inmates at work release centers to have up to 10 packs of cigarettes each.

CBS Miami–09/13/2013

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Smoking Could Cause Harm To Your Pets

Smoking costs Americans about $96 billion dollars each year in medical expenses. We know what smoking and second hand smoke does to us but chances are you don’t know the dangerous effect that it can have on your pet.

CBS Miami–08/04/2013

(Source:AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Bill To Ban Outdoor Smoking Passes Senate Unanimously

Smoking could be banned by cities and counties on their beaches, parks and other publicly owned outdoor areas, under a proposal that passed an early Senate vote Thursday.

CBS4–02/21/2013

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Controversial Smartphone Apps Promote Smoking For Kids

These days, it seems like you can do just about anything on your mobile device: text friends, play games, even smoke a cigarette.

CBS4–12/21/2012

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Judge Nixes Woman’s $39M Award, Orders Retrial In Tobacco Case

An ailing former smoker’s $39 million judgment against Big Tobacco was reversed Wednesday.

CBS4–12/13/2012

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Something Extra: Sexy Smoking?

Congress outlawed advertising tobacco products on television more than forty years ago.

CBS4–12/10/2012

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