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.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on September 9, 2013
Federal researchers are hailing last year's ad campaign as an "incredible success."
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on August 27, 2013 Updated: August 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 Posted on August 26, 2013 Updated: August 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.
by Joe Romm Posted on August 22, 2013
On NBC's NOW with Alex Wagner, I explain how the leaked IPCC report is like the Surgeon General's warnings on cigarette smoking.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on July 30, 2013
An Obamacare provision will allow heavy smokers to get a yearly CT scan without paying any out-of-pocket costs. The free yearly screenings are expected to save 20,000 lives per year.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on July 22, 2013 Updated: July 23, 2013
Evidence suggests that New York's indoor smoking ban led to healthier environments and lowered hospital admissions due to heart attacks.