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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 - TN: Smoking Prevention

Tennessee spent $6.2 million in state funds for tobacco prevention in fiscal year 2018, just 8.2 percent of the CDC's annual spending target. (American Cancer Society)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 37,000 Tennesseans are likely to find out they have cancer this year, and the American Cancer Society and its advocates gathered Wednesday at the State Capitol to ask legislators to zero in on smoking as the largest cause of the disease. Last year, smoking-related

Tennesseans are paying more than $1 million over their lifetimes to smoke, according to a report released this week. (Una Mateo/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Among the items on hundreds of Tennesseans' New Year's resolution lists are promises to quit smoking. But a new study by survey giant WalletHub gives a $1 million reason why the state needs to kick the habit. In the report The Real Cost of Smoking by State, analysts rank

PHOTO: A national expert says it is time to shift the messaging to safety when it comes to bed-sharing, because mothers are biologically inclined to co-sleep with their babies and some forms are much safer than others. CREDIT: Sonya Green

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When it comes to the potential risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome from a mother sharing her bed with her baby, there is a push to change the message from "just don't do it" to "here is how it's done most safely." The shift is needed because co-sleeping will never be eliminated

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen smoking rates in Tennessee are above 20 percent, but a study recently published in the "Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health" finds that early childhood bonds with at least one family member could help reve

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