DENSE FOG ADVISORY

Effective Until 11 AM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issues a DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 11 AM for nearly every county in West Michigan save for Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties.  Recent, heavy rainfall, and light winds are the perfect combination for fog production.  Visibilities may be as low as 1/4 mile or lower; that's enough to drastically change how you drive.  Please keep it safe this morning and travel slower, if you have to.  Additional stopping distance isn't a bad idea either.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather updates!  

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Study: Tobacco control has saved millions of lives

Updated: Thursday, January 9, 2014 |
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CHICAGO (AP) - A new estimate says anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease.

Yet the nation's top disease detective says many other countries do a better job at trying to cut tobacco use.

The reports appear online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This week's journal marks the 50th anniversary of a surgeon general report credited with raising health alarms about smoking.

More than 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked in years preceding the report; that rate has dropped to about 18 percent.

Smoking remains a stubborn problem and has been linked with heart disease, cancer, lung ailments and stroke. Those are the nation's top four leading causes of death.
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