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CVS Health expands tobacco ban to pharmacy network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

October 22, 2014 1:28 pmLoading…

Tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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$30,000 of tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

October 21, 2014 3:34 pmLoading…

Name change to CVS Health part of plan to halt tobacco sales

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

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Fairview man charged in firearms theft

Fairview man charged in firearms theft

A Fairview man suspected of stealing 13 firearms from a Sidney business appeared Friday in Billings on federal charges.

September 12, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
Former Montana federal prosecutor honored by ATF

Former Montana federal prosecutor honored by ATF

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday honored a former Montana federal prosecutor for her work in prosecuting multiple defendants in a large undercover investigation into drug trafficking, guns and robberies in the Billings area.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Mr. Padre and the trouble with smokeless tobacco

Nationwide, fewer high school students are smoking, according to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013 released last week. Unfortunately, there was no decrease in use of smokeless tobacco.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Tobacco increases risks during pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy can harm the mother, the developing fetus and the newborn baby. During pregnancy, smoking and tobacco use can lead to complications including low birth weight and premature births.

June 03, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Feds charge former firefighter in home fire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A former Casper firefighter faces federal charges alleging he had another man torch his home and pickup truck in 2012 for insurance money.

June 02, 2014 5:44 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Public health campaigns promote benefits of prudence

WASHINGTON — In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers. Six years later —…

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HEALTH MATTERS: Myths, truths about hookah smoking

You might call it shisha in Egypt and Sudan, nargile in Turkey and Syria, or hookah in India. Some are made from clay, others from ornately carved metals or plastics. But the principle is same — these water pipes allow you to smoke flavored tobacco as it is bubbled through water.

March 11, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Arrest made in theft of 559 pounds of explosives in Red Lodge

Federal officials confirmed Thursday that they have arrested a man in connection with the theft of 559 pounds of explosives last April from a U.S. Forest Service bunker near Red Lodge.

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Improve your health, quit the chew

Because February is traditionally associated with hearts, it’s the perfect month to quit using tobacco.

February 18, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montanans can prevent smoking deaths

Montana health advocates are celebrating the enormous progress that has been made in reducing tobacco use over the past five decades, but also calling on all Montanans to take strong action to win the fight against what continues to be the nation’s No. 1 cause of preventable death. More than…

February 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Public scrutiny intensifies as e-cigarettes gain popularity

Public scrutiny intensifies as e-cigarettes gain popularity

Electronic cigarettes, which have the look and feel of regular cigarettes, are relatively new to the market, but they are quickly gaining a toehold among both young people and adults.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Quitting smoking happens 1 minute, 1 hour and 1 day at a time

For New Year’s, many people make resolutions to improve their lives. You might decide to eat more healthy food, lose weight or get more sleep.

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Wyoming improves quit tobacco program

CHEYENNE — The state of Wyoming has improved a program that helps residents stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco.

October 16, 2013 7:37 amLoading…

Cheyenne mulls underage e-cigarette ban

CHEYENNE —The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

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Secondhand smoke contains dozens of harmful chemicals

Tobacco use is the No. 1 cause of preventable death and disease. It is a serious health risk, both to those who smoke or chew and to those exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke.

October 01, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Lawsuit over Great Falls casinos' smoking shelters

GREAT FALLS — The Cascade County health department and the owners of several casinos in Great Falls are in a battle over a workaround the casino owners believe allows their customers to gamble while smoking.

July 22, 2013 12:41 pmLoading…

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