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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.

June 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

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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 —…

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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

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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.

January 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

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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…
Jury convicts 2 in federal firearms case

Jury convicts 2 in federal firearms case

A federal jury on Thursday convicted two Billings men charged in what is believed to be the largest gun heist in state history — the theft of 136 firearms in 2010 from a freight trailer at Con-way Freight in Billings.

July 11, 2013 12:04 pm Photos

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Jury gets Billings firearms theft case

Jury gets Billings firearms theft case

A federal jury began deliberations on Wednesday in the trial of two Billings men who are accused in the theft of 136 firearms from Con-way Freight in Billings in August 2010.

July 10, 2013 5:43 pm Photos

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Cigarettes contain a cocktail of chemicals

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line offers free and reduced-cost benefits to all Montana residents including free telephone service, a free personalized quit plan, free cessation coaching and free nicotine replacement therapy. NRT doubles your chances of quitting successfully and is available as g…

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Study: Air quality in Casper businesses improves after smoking ban

The air quality in Casper businesses that previously allowed smoking improved significantly after the smoking ban took effect last September, according to a study released Monday.

May 20, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Second vote scheduled for Casper smoking ban amendments

CASPER, Wyo. -- The Casper City Council on Tuesday will take the second of three required votes needed to amend the public smoking ban.

May 18, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
ATF offers $5,000 reward in Red Lodge explosives theft

ATF offers $5,000 reward in Red Lodge explosives theft

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Wednesday that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing 559 pounds of explosives last month near Red Lodge.

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