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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - IA: Smoking Prevention

Des Moines, IA – Cancer rates in the United States have dropped again and, according to the latest American Cancer Society (ACS) report, the good news can be traced to three factors. Chuck Reed, with the ACS' Iowa chapter, says experts credit less smoking, better medical treatment and, most im

Des Moines, IA – In the past two years, Iowa's smoking rate has dropped 22 percent. That means 79,000 more Iowans are now former smokers. Almost no other state has seen that steep a decline, and Peggy Huppert with the Iowa Chapter of the American Cancer Society says it's no accident: During t

Des Moines, IA –Iowa lawmakers are likely to revisit the smoking ban they approved just last session when the new session begins in January. Some lawmakers want to see it expanded to include casinos; opponents would like to see the ban revoked entirely. Peggy Hubbard with the Iowa chapter o

Des Moines, IA – Today is the thirty-third annual "Great American Smoke Out." It encourages people to stop smoking for a day and hopefully for a lifetime. A new report seems to indicate that such efforts, by the American Cancer Society and others, are working. The national Centers for Disease

Des Moines, IA – In less than a month, the "Smoke-Free Air Act" takes effect in Iowa; it's designed to protect nearly every worker in the state from exposure to secondhand smoke. To help those who want to get ready for the change by putting out their cigarettes, the Great American Smokeout i

Des Moines, IA – This session, the Iowa Legislature is moving quickly on a plan that would ban smoking in public places, a move the American Cancer Society estimates could save the lives of at least 3,000 nonsmokers in Iowa by reducing their exposure to secondhand smoke. However, lawmakers ha

Des Moines, IA – When the Iowa General Assembly convenes this month, lawmakers will be asked once again to join other states in giving local communities control over smoking bans. Currently, the state has sole control. Stacey Freelund with the Iowa Chapter of the American Cancer Society says b

Des Moines, IA - The annual "Great American Smokeout" is here again, and there are more incentives than ever to quit smoking. The cigarette tax has forced more Iowans into a smoke-free lifestyle for financial reasons, and there also is more support available to help those who want to quit. Stacey

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