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

Texas Researchers To Study Dangers/Benefits Of E-Cigarettes

A lot of people are asking if those trendy new e-cigarettes are safe? It’s one of the things researchers at a Texas university are trying to find out.

CBSDFW.COM–07/12/2013

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

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

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

Proposed Cigarette Warning Label

Feds Propose Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Corpses, cancer patients and diseased lungs: These are some of the images the federal government plans for larger, graphic warning labels that will take up half of each cigarette package.

CBSDFW.COM–11/10/2010