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.
Today is the 37th Great American Smokeout — the day when smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit smoking.
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.
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.
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.
A new study shows that the most popular kids in school are also the most likely to be smoking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The government has revamped its strategy for getting people to kick the smoking habit, and the new campaign is about to hit TV and radio air waves and billboards, magazines and newspapers.