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4 Your Health: Good news in the fight against obesity

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Tucson- Signs of obesity among babies in low income families, appear to be going down.

A new study attributes the decline to changes in the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, also known as WIC, back in 2010.

The CDC says the turnaround started when the WIC program started delaying giving cereal and juice to infants and encouraged more support for breastfeeding.

Some 17 million babies in the WIC program were included in the study.

And a Georgetown University study has found, 53 million people, around the world, have stopped smoking since 2008.

Researchers credit various tobacco control measures for the decline, such as cigarette taxes, smoke-free laws and marketing bans.

As a result, researchers estimate 22 million smoking related deaths have been prevented because of the decrease in lighting up.

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