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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - FL: Smoking Prevention

Florida is ranked 15th in the nation for smoking cessation and prevention spending, according to a new report. (robertjojorge/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The number of Florida high school kids who smoke has dropped to an all-time low, according to new data analyzing the impact of what states spend on smoking prevention-and-cessation programs. According to the report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, this year Florida wil

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Federal regulators now have more authority to control what goes into cigarettes, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is flexing its new muscle by banning most flavored cigarettes from being made, imported, distributed or sold in the United States. Such spice flavors as clo

The special legislative session called to deal with the $2.3 billion hole in the Florida state budget begins today, but a cigarette tax hike won't be discussed. In a partisan split, Republican leadership chose instead to focus on spending cuts, hiking court fees and transferring money from the state

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