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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - WI: Smoking Prevention

Lung cancer kills more than 400 people every day. (Dave-Les Jacobs/GettyImages)

RACINE, Wis. – Only about 18 percent of lung cancer cases among women are diagnosed early, when the disease is most treatable and survival rates are five times higher. This is National Women's Lung Health Week, which aims to raise greater awareness of the disease. Lung cancer survivor Sand

People who use them may think e-cigarettes are harmless, but research says they're not. (prostooleh/iStockphoto)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Nearly 6.5 million young people - about one in four middle- and high-school students in the United states - report being exposed to secondhand aerosol or "vape" from e-cigarettes in the past month, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The

Wisconsin gets three failing grades in the annual State Of Tobacco Control report. (minervastudios/iStockPhoto)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The new report card from the American Lung Association regarding the state of tobacco control in Wisconsin will be released today. It will give the state a failing grade in three areas: funding for tobacco control and prevention, access to cessation services, and for not rai

Vaping among Wisconsin teens is on the rise, state data show. (ookean/iStockPhoto)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The latest surveys on youth tobacco use in Wisconsin have just been released by the state Department of Health Services. One of the strongest factors in young people's decisions to use e-cigarettes is that they are flavored, and according to the data, 96 percent of middle

An increasing number of multi-unit residential buildings are adopting a smoke-free policy, with support from the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. (Wikimedia Commons)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Secondhand smoke contains more than 70 substances known to cause cancer, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed that all public housing authorities implement smoke-free policies. While the final ruling on this isn't expected until this fall,

Federal regulators have now made moves to regulate e-cigarettes and other formerly non-regulated tobacco products, but the American Lung Association says more action is needed on the state and local level. (leszekglaznov/iStockPhoto.com)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – Smoking and tobacco use still are the top causes of preventable disease and death, and each year 6,700 Wisconsinites die from tobacco use, according to the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. This is National Prevention Week, and today is Prevention of Tobacco Use Day.

Young people who might never touch a cigarette are now experimenting with e-cigarettes, mistakenly believing they are safer, according to the American Lung Association. (FDA.gov)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - In the American Lung Association's just-released "State Of Tobacco Control" report, Wisconsin gets an "A" for smoke-free air, a "B" for tobacco taxes, and a pair of failing grades for a lack of tobacco prevention and control program funding and access to smoking cessation services

GRAPHIC: The 2015 report card is out, and Wisconsin got mixed grades - an A, a B and two Fs - for efforts to control tobacco use. The report suggests Wisconsin needs to work on prevention and increase access to smoking cessation services. Graphic courtesy of American Lung Assn. Wisconsin.

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The new 2015 American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control report has a mixed bag of grades for the Badger State: An A for smoke-free air, a B for its level of tobacco taxes but an F in tobacco prevention and control funding. The state also received a failing grade fo

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