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A juice manufacturer fights back, states spending little on tobacco prevention, apologies for Nazi-era medical atrocities and more from our Daily Briefing.

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What's happening to tobacco control programs in your state? Nothing good, according to a new report. Get story ideas for reporting on smoking prevention.

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Rick Perry's memory lapse, artificial heart success, and smacking stores selling cigs to kids, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Smoking rates drop (just a little), Bootsy Collins' nephew's preventable death, and a new "shaking" treatment for lice, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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A lawsuit over graphic anti-smoking warnings, a troubled California health plan could get new customers, and a pharma "gray market" plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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After 60+ years of smoking, my mother-in-law’s lungs were surely a toxic wasteland, yet nothing would make her quit. Journalist Ricki Lewis examines the risks and benefits of Chantix and highlights a new way to get smokers to quit: texting.

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Medicaid woes in California, a better, but costly, lung cancer screening tool, health reform's unintended consequences and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The high cost of environmentally-linked disease in children, a new interactive map for finding "food deserts" and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Dramatic progress in lowering sepsis rates in California hospitals, the latest on smoking bans, and medical marijuana news, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Monterey County plans to move beyond a no-smoking policy to one that disqualifies people who smoke from employment.

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