by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on January 17, 2014
Friday marks five decades since the surgeon general's landmark report linking lung cancer to smoking. Since then, millions of lives have been lost to tobacco.
by Zack Ford Posted on January 17, 2014
LGBT people are spending 65 times more on cigarettes than is being spent on LGBT advocacy.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on January 16, 2014
In the absence of FDA regulation, Chicago is making its own moves to ban smoking electronic cigarettes in bars, restaurants, and other indoor spaces.
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by Sy Mukherjee Posted on January 8, 2014
"Despite the success of tobacco control efforts in reducing premature deaths in the United States, smoking remains a significant public health problem," wrote researchers in a new study.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on December 20, 2013
The move comes little more than a month after the city raised its legal smoking age to 21.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on November 18, 2013
American teenagers are smoking less cigarettes -- but more of them are turning to modern replacements, including hookahs and e-cigs.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on October 31, 2013
A new law passed by the city council would raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 and set a $10.50 floor on 20-packs of cigarettes and little cigars.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on October 22, 2013
A 2009 law prohibits the manufacture and sale of flavored cigarettes that might appeal to kids. "Little cigars" aren't subject to the same rules.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on September 26, 2013 Updated: September 26, 2013
The popular products are coming under increasing scrutiny from public health advocates and state officials.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on September 25, 2013
Universal preschool isn't just good for children's economic future. It could end up being a great investment in public health, too.