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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2019 


The U.S. House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census.

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Public News Service - MA: Smoking Prevention

A new report ranks the Bay State at 36th in the nation, near the bottom among states, for the amount it spends on smoking prevention. (anderson wasser/blogspot)

BOSTON — According to a new report, Massachusetts will collect more than $900 million this year from the 1998 state tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only a fraction of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is adequate for programs that prevent tobacco use

A new report says the tobacco industry is outspending the Commonwealth 38-to-1 when it comes to sending messages to young people about tobacco; and like this one, most are at convenience stores where products are right up front. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON - More than one in 10 children in the Commonwealth smoke, and a new report predicts that almost 4,000 young people in the state will become regular smokers this year. The report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids ranked Massachusetts near the bottom of the pack at 35th in the nation for

PHOTO: Electronic cigarettes, hookah pens, e-hookahs and vape pipes are growing in popularity in Massachusetts, but experts say there isnít enough science about how safe they are. Credit: Michael Dorausch, Wikimedia Commons.

BOSTON - Electronic cigarettes - also known as e-hookahs, hookah pens and vape pipes - are growing in popularity in Massachusetts. Celebrities in advertisements tout them as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco, but experts say there isn't enough science to back up those claims. It's estimated t

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