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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - MD: Smoking Prevention

The CDC says its TIPS anti-smoking campaign, launched in 2014 to get people to talk to each other about their smoking-related illnesses, has been a success. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – While Maryland's smoking rate is slightly lower than the national average, anti-tobacco advocates say it still needs to come down, especially with teenagers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), its efforts to get more people to stop smoking are

Kids across Maryland are telling tobacco companies to stop trying to lure them into smoking as part of the Kick Butts campaign. (maryhere/morguefile)

ANNAPOLIS, Md - Tobacco companies try to lure young smokers through splashy ads in magazines, price discounts in stores and flavored e-cigarette products with names such as cotton candy, gummy bear and fruit punch, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. The organization is sponsoring about

 Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows when children are covered by Medicaid, it brings them benefits for life. Credit: Republica/Pixabay.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Medicaid turns 50 this week, and according to data compiled in a new report, children covered by Medicaid often enjoy lasting health and well-being benefits. Roughly half of Maryland residents receiving Medicaid are children, and the report found kids covered by Medicaid were

The new Tips From Former Smokers campaign from the CDC highlights health effects beyond the heart and lungs. Credit: geralt/pixabay.com.

BALTIMORE - Colon cancer, vision problems and myths about vaping - using e-cigarettes - are featured in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's new Tips From Former Smokers campaign. Smoking-related health damages beyond the heart and lungs are not well known although scientifically proven,

PHOTO: The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

WASHINGTON - The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic-cigarette incidents more than doubled last year compared with 2013, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children under age 6 were the victims in more than half the cases. The rise

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