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Updates on Memorial Day 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic; and tomorrow is a deadline for some voters.

2020Talks - May 25, 2020 


Overseas service members and people with physical disabilities will be able to vote online this year in West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Election security experts have some concerns.

Public News Service - TN: Smoking Prevention

As of this month, at least 49 people in Tennessee have been hospitalized with serious lung injuries from using vaping products, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Lee has yet to respond to medical professionals calling for a statewide emergency ban on flavored vaping products, popular among young people. Dr. Elise Denneny, president of the Tennessee Medical Association, says her colleagues have sent a letter urging the gov

A mysterious lung ailment linked to e-cigarette use has led to at least one death and more than 100 hospitalizations across the country. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health is asking health-care providers across the state to report any cases of respiratory illness they suspect to be associated with vaping. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 200 people acros

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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