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FLOOD WARNINGS CONTINUE

Flood Warning & Areal Flood Warnings

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids maintains a FLOOD WARNING for the Muskegon river at Croton Dam indefinitely.  While the river is falling, the latest measurement of 12.4' is still more than 3' above flood stage, which is 9.0'.  

AREAL FLOOD WARNINGS remain for Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm counties for county and backroads that are under water.  Driving will be dangerous in some cases.  These warnings expire tonight.   

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Study: Tobacco control has saved millions of lives

Updated: Wednesday, January 8 2014, 08:58 PM EST
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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.
Study: Tobacco control has saved millions of lives
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