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  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes--banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors--until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

  • More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

    More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

  • Five state health departments worked to improve quality

    ASTHO led a national demonstration initiative with five state public health agencies to promote quality improvement (QI) and to link QI to the departments’ efforts to achieve accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

  • A new strain of Ebola emerges in Democratic Republic Of Congo

    A new outbreak of Ebola is being reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But scientists say it's not related to the Ebola epidemic going on in West Africa.

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