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Smokers Beware: New Anti-Smoking Ads Headed Your Way

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.

03/15/2012

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U.S.: More Work Needed To Stop Youth Tobacco Use

A new report says more work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products.

03/08/2012

A man puffs on an electronic cigarette. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Electric Cigarette Explodes In Man’s Mouth

A man trying to kick the smoking habit was puffing on an electronic cigarette when a faulty battery caused it to explode in his mouth, taking out some of his front teeth, a chunk of his tongue and severely burning his face.

02/16/2012

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CDC Study: Too Many Kids Breathe Others’ Smoke In Cars

In the first national estimate of its kind, a report from government researchers says more than 1 in 5 high school students and middle schoolers ride in cars while others are smoking.

02/06/2012

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)

Judge Blocks Graphic Images On Cigarette Packages

A judge on Monday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages.

11/07/2011

Cigarette butts are seen in the street. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Warns Smoking Drivers: Hold On To Your Butts

That glowing cigarette butt flying out the car window might be a dangerous thing during a statewide drought, and TxDOT wants it to stop.

09/20/2011

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CDC: Adult Smoking Rate Edges Down Slightly

Fewer U.S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.

09/07/2011

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)

Cigarette Lawsuit Could Delay Bolder Label Warnings

The tobacco industry’s latest legal challenge to increased government regulation may not hold up in court, but it could mean it will be years before cigarette packs carry pictures of a smoker’s corpse or other graphic images.

08/18/2011

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Movies Companies Snuff On-Screen Smoking

A new study shows three film companies have drastically reduced smoking from their movies aimed at children and teens.

07/14/2011

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TxDOT Fighting Litter With “Texas Is Not Your Ashtray” Signs

Cigarette litter is an even greater danger in the Texas drought. It’s a problem the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which manages the state’s Don’t Mess with Texas litter prevention campaign, is tackling head on.

06/30/2011

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)

FDA Issues Graphic Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels featuring graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

06/21/2011

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Philip Morris Int’l CEO: Tobacco Not Hard To Quit

The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. told a cancer nurse Wednesday that while cigarettes are harmful and addictive, it is not that hard to quit.

05/11/2011

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