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West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - WI: Smoking Prevention

Eau Claire, WI – It's an especially good day for Wisconsin smokers -- to stop. Tomorrow is the "Great American Smokeout," a nationwide push to help people kick the smoking habit. Merrill Lovick of Eau Claire quit after 40 years of what he calls "heavy smoking," and he now volunteers to help ot

Madison, WI – Tobacco prevention pays off for Wisconsin, according to health experts who are calling on state lawmakers to fully fund anti-smoking efforts in the overdue state budget. University of Wisconsin Hospital nurse Eileen Statz works with the American Lung Association. She says most s

A new study finds that workers in no-smoking restaurants have lower levels of cancer-causing chemicals in their bodies than workers in restaurants that allow smoking. Supporters of Wisconsin's proposed smoke-free workplace law say that's another good reason to keep smoking out of restaurants and b

Lawmakers in Minnesota and Illinois have passed statewide public smoking bans this month. Dona Wininsky with the American Lung Association of Wisconsin says that gives added momentum to the drive for a similar ban in the Badger State. “We're just seeing this happen everywhere, and Wisconsin

Madison, WI - If you're looking to kick the tobacco habit as a New Year's resolution, don't just count on quitting "cold turkey." Dr. Doug Jorenby with the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention says getting a little help can make a huge difference. "Things like medic

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