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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - OR: Smoking Prevention

PORTLAND, Ore. - For the 16.3 percent of Oregonians who smoke cigarettes, New Year's Day comes a little early - on November 19. The annual Great American Smokeout offers a chance to quit, backed by a major national publicity campaign. If it takes more than that, Oregon has plenty of local resources.

SALEM, Ore. - In bars, bingo halls and bowling centers around the state, you just never know who's watching you. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) sent observers into more than 160 of these businesses statewide recently, to see whether they're complying with the smoke-free workplace law

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon is the first state to ban the sale of so-called electronic cigarettes, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon be in court to fight the same battle nationally. The battery-operated tube looks like a real paper-and-tobacco cigarette, but contains nicotine and fl

Portland, OR – Snuff, chew and dissolvable tobacco could soon cost more in Oregon. The legislature is considering raising the tobacco tax for those products, which haven’t seen increases in years. Backers say raising the tax will help keep children away from tobacco, while opponents say

Salem, OR - American consumers of tobacco might want to quit the habit in the wake of several new anti-smoking measures. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, bringing Congress a step closer to federal Food and Drug Administratio

Salem, OR – Fewer people may be smoking,but tobacco companies are handing out free samples of other smokeless tobacco products in an effort to regain some of the market share they're losing with the prevalence of smoke-free workplace laws, such as the one that went into effect in Oregon in Jan

Portland, OR – Oregon lawmakers will consider a trio of smoking prevention bills this week, with a heavy focus on making it harder for young people to get hold of tobacco products. One bill would halt the distribution of free non-cigarette tobacco samples, and another would ban cigarette vendi

Portland, OR – Oregon gets poor grades on its tobacco control measures, according to a new "report card" from the American Lung Association, but there's reason to think next year's will be better. The ALA gave Oregon two F's and two C's, primarily for the state's lack of funding for tobacco p

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