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A man smokes a cigarette outside of a no-smoking building. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

43 Years Of No Radio Or TV Cigarette Ads

Can you believe that it has been nearly 43 years since President Nixon signed a bill into law that banned cigarette advertising on radio and television? We were in the Vietnam War.

01/24/2013

A woman smokes a cigarette. (credit: Alexander Heimann/Getty Images)

FDA Review Of Tobacco Products Grinds To A Halt

Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so.

12/13/2012

A man smokes a cigarette outside. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Put Down The Pack, The 37th Great American Smokeout

Today is the 37th Great American Smokeout — the day when smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit smoking.

CBSDFW.COM–11/15/2012

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Arlington Postpones Smoking Ban Decision

The City of Arlington has tabled a proposal to ban smoking in billiard parlors and city parks, while restricting smoking at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

CBS 11–10/16/2012

General view of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before a game. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Arlington Mulls New Smoking Limits At Ballpark

The City of Arlington is considering stricter limitations on smoking at Rangers Ballpark. The proposal may have some baseball fans fuming. But smoking will not be banned entirely.

10/16/2012

In this handout from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new FDA warning label for a cigarette packs is seen. (credit: by FDA via Getty Images)

Feds Seek Full Court Review Of Cigarette Warnings

The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a FDA requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

10/09/2012

A man smokes a cigarette outside of a no-smoking building. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Popular Kids More Likely To Smoke Says Texas Study

A new study shows that the most popular kids in school are also the most likely to be smoking.

09/07/2012

In this handout from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new FDA warning label for a cigarette packs is seen. (credit: by FDA via Getty Images)

Court Upholds Block On Graphic Cigarette Warnings

The federal government can’t require tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

08/24/2012

A man smokes a cigarette outside of a no-smoking building. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Most Teens Start Smoking In June & July

Teenagers aged 13 to 17 are more likely to start smoking cigarettes or weed on an average day in June and July than any other month in the year, according to study results.

07/05/2012

A man smokes a cigarette outside of a no-smoking building. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Researchers: Vaccine May Treat Nicotine Addiction

Trying to quit smoking? It’s tough – studies suggest 70- to 80-percent of people who try to quit smoke within six months. That’s because nicotine is so addictive. Now a research team has announced that they’ve successfully tested a nicotine addiction vaccine.

06/28/2012

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It’s Big Tobacco vs Lance Armstrong In California

California is one of only a few states that has not hiked its cigarette taxes in the last decade. Now Texan Lance Armstrong is championing a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund cancer research.

06/01/2012

A tobacco worker sorts through dried tobacco leaves making them ready for shredding. (credit: Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Panel: Dissolvable Tobacco Could Reduce Risks

A FDA scientific advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the overall number of tobacco users.

03/22/2012

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