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PNS Daily Newscast - March 26, 2019 


Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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Public News Service - IA: Smoking Prevention

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa House has voted to nearly abolish all spending for tobacco cessation and prevention programs in the state. The $7.3 million program either will have its funding restored this week by the Senate or will be mostly done away with. Peggy Huppert, director of government rela

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans are expected to gather at the State Capitol today (Wednesday) for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Iowa Chapter's annual "Day at the Capitol." The event allows people to have meetings with legislators to discuss critical health issues. This year, ACS Director of Governmen

DES MOINES, Iowa - Calling it quits is not in the plans for Iowa's Quitline – but an effort is underway in the new legislative session to cut funding for the program. The Iowa Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program prevents youth smoking, helps smokers quit and ultimately, saves lives and

DES MOINES, Iowa - Hundreds of thousands of Iowans still smoke, but a recent survey found over 80 percent said they wanted to quit. This Thursday is the American Cancer Society's 35th annual Great American Smoke-out, where smokers can quit for a day to prove they can, or, according to Chuck Reed, Io

DES MOINES, Iowa - The worldwide cost of cancer comes to $895 billion, according to a report issued jointly by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG Foundation. The figure includes only lost productivity and not the cost of treatment. In the United States, says ACS spo

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans are like most Americans - smoking less over the last 15 years, resulting in longer life expectancy and improved quality of life. But according to a recent study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine," those benefits could be wiped out by obesity - and the rate o

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans have had 365 days of smoke-free air to breathe, thanks to the "Smoke Free Air Act" that went into effect one year ago today. Peggy Hubbert, with the American Cancer Society's Iowa chapter, says getting the ban passed was a real challenge but, in her view, well worth the eff

DES MOINES, Iowa – Cancer is not the death sentence it once was. In fact, Iowa has an estimated 110,000 people who are cancer survivors, whereas back in the 1970s the number was only about 3,000. Chuck Reed with the Iowa chapter of the American Cancer Society expects the number of people who

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