by Sy Mukherjee Jan 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 Dec 20, 2013
The move comes little more than a month after the city raised its legal smoking age to 21.
by Sy Mukherjee Nov 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Sep 26, 2013
The popular products are coming under increasing scrutiny from public health advocates and state officials.
by Sy Mukherjee Sep 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.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Sep 9, 2013
Federal researchers are hailing last year's ad campaign as an "incredible success."
by Sy Mukherjee Aug 27, 2013
Stores have been thinking twice about selling tobacco to underage kids. While 40 percent of all retailers were caught doing so in 1997, only 9 percent do today.
by Sy Mukherjee Aug 26, 2013
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says that primary care doctors can go a long way to stop teens from experimenting with tobacco.