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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That glowing cigarette butt flying out the car window might be a dangerous thing during a statewide drought, and TxDOT wants it to stop.
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.
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.
A new study shows three film companies have drastically reduced smoking from their movies aimed at children and teens.
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.