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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2019 


Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - MT: Smoking Prevention

Backers of an initiative to fund Medicaid expansion say it also would cut down on smoking through a tax on tobacco products. (Healthy Montana campaign)

HELENA, Mont. - Supporters of an initiative to extend Medicaid expansion through a tax on tobacco products will learn this month if it qualifies for the November ballot. Backers turned in more than 40,000 signatures, well over the approximately 25,000 needed. Initiative 185 would increase the cigar

A new report points to Montana's smoke-free laws in buildings as a good step toward cancer prevention. (Pixabay)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana is making progress in helping people prevent cancer but still has room to improve, according to a new report. An annual report from the American Cancer Society's "Cancer Action Network" gives the state passing grades for its smoke-free laws in buildings and for increa

Helena, MT – Tobacco products may soon include a complete list of ingredients, and tobacco manufacturers would no longer be allowed to sell candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes. Congress approved those and other changes in a proposed tobacco product control law Thursday. President Obama has pr

Helena, MT – It's been five years, and almost 10,000 Montanans can brag about being tobacco-free. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line turns five years old this month and is celebrating one of the highest success rates nationwide in helping people stop smoking or stop using chewing tobacco. Lewis a

Helena, MT – More than 50 Montana churches are celebrating a Smoke Free Sabbath weekend. Messages about the health threat of secondhand smoke will be heard from the pulpit, or congregation meetings, at churches throughout the state. The Reverend Jim Shelden is a chaplain at St. Peter's Hospit

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