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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 - MI: Smoking Prevention

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says about 30% of teens who vape start smoking within six months, compared with about 8% of non-users.(Vaping 360/Creative Commons)

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Supporters are speaking out this week in favor of a pair of controversial anti-vaping bills - with opponents saying they don't go far enough. Senate Bills 106 and 155 would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products to minors and impose fines of up to $2,500 on retai

A new report says Michigan is not investing enough in prenatal cessation and smoking prevention. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. -- Smoking during pregnancy can cause a multitude of negative health outcomes for a child, yet pregnant women in Michigan are lighting up at higher rates now than they were several years ago. There has been an 18 percent increase in the smoking rate among pregnant women since 2008,

PHOTO: Giving Michigan babies the right start is the focus of a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy, which finds major disparities between babies born in the state's city compared with outlying areas. Photo credit: Paul Anderson / Morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. - Planning for a better future for Michigan means investing in the state's kids before they're even born. That's according to a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy, which looks at maternal and infant well-being across the state. Jane Zehnder-Merrell, director of Kid

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan residents who are ready to kick the smoking habit can join millions of others nationwide Thursday during the annual Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society hopes smokers will set aside Nov. 17 each year to make a plan to quit, a decision it says can add up to

LANSING, Mich. - Not being able to light up legally in a public place in many Michigan communities doesn't mean the tobacco companies and others have stopped trying to get people hooked on nicotine. A raft of new products are hitting the marketplace, designed to allow people to inhale or ingest nico

LANSING, Mich. - The days when American soldiers got cigarettes with their food rations are long gone, but the military still has higher smoking rates than the general public. More than 33,000 Michiganders are serving in the U.S. military, and about a third of them use tobacco - for now, at least.

LANSING, Mich. - A new federal law greatly strengthens the federal regulation of cigarettes and tobacco products at the same time varied services are available in Michigan to help people kick the habit. As an example of how tough it can be to quit, President Barack Obama, arguably the most powerfu

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