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.
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.
By 2020, every state may have bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and the workplace, federal health officials predicted Thursday, based on the current pace of adopting anti-smoking laws.
in a report to the FDA, the tobacco industry argues that menthol cigarettes aren’t riskier than regular cigarettes and shouldn’t be regulated any differently.
The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for a self-criticizing advertising campaign.
Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study.
Even though the idea went over like a lead balloon the last time the Texas Legislature was in session, anti-smoking activists are once again pushing for a statewide smoking ban.