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Tobacco sales to minors lowest in history

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According to the latest analysis on the Synar Amendment program – a federal and state partnership geared towards ceasing tobacco sales to those under 18 – all the states and the District of Columbia have continued to reach their targets of limiting sales of tobacco to minors.

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Urban kids more likely to have food allergies than rural ones

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Children living in more populated urban have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study. This is the first study to track children’s food allergies by geographical location in the United States. In particular, kids in large cities are more than twice as likely to have peanut and shellfish allergies compared to kids living in rural areas.

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