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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - MO: Smoking Prevention

Teens are turning to e-cigarettes in large numbers, which doctors say is problematic on many fronts. Credit: www.vaping360.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As summer winds down and kids return to their classes and friends, health experts want to make sure parents make children aware of the dangers posed by electronic cigarettes. The good news is fewer teens are picking up the smoking habit, but the latest data from the CDC sho

photo prop B supporters on bus tour. Courtesy of: showmeabrighterfuture.com

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - On Election Day, Missourians will be asked to vote on a higher tobacco tax that would fund schools and pay for programs to help people quit smoking. Supporters on Friday wrapped up a two-week bus tour that covered more than 20 cities to promote Proposition B (Prop B). This week

PHOTO: A new report by the Missouri Budget Project finds the current rate of recovery from the recession just too slow for Missouri school children. Copyright: iStockphoto

ST. LOUIS - The State of Missouri is not recovering from the recession fast enough to to keep up with the needs of school children, according to a new report by the Missouri Budget Project. It says that years of budget cuts have really hurt schools. Classrooms have lost thousands of teachers, and sc

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - An initiative petition that seeks to increase revenue from taxes on cigarettes in Missouri might not be what it seems at first glance. Opponents say it targets only small tobacco product manufacturers and would be a setback in attempts to get the state to raise the overall ciga

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If your neighbor smokes, chances are it will affect your children, according to a recent study that examined smoke exposure in multi-family housing units. As a result of its study, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging parents to have smoke-free environments for their

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