Park Board Recommends Smoking Ban In Dallas City Parks, With Some ExceptionsAfter years of wrangling, the Dallas Parks and Recreation Board has approved a smoking ban on city parkland - with a couple of exceptions.
Adult Smoking Rate Falling Fast In U.S.The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years.
FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal AuthorityHundreds of e-cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry trying to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Secondhand Smoke Hits Nearly Half Of Non-Smoking TeensEven though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of non-smoking kids encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013.
City Of Duncanville Considering Stricter Smoking OrdinanceOne North Texas city is considering a much stricter smoking ordinance. A big crowd is expected at a Duncanville Town Hall Meeting tonight to broach the subject.
New Survey Shows Adult U.S. Marijuana Use Doubles In A DecadeMarijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.
Study Finds Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Cut UseSmokers who switched to low-nicotine cigarettes wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit.
Neighbor Helps Two Escape Burning Mobile HomeThe Fort Worth Fire Department Arson Investigations Unit determined "smoking" caused the fire.
Lawmakers Vote To Ban E-cigarette Sales To MinorsE-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.
City Smoking Ordinance Different For Children & AdultsA new smoking rule passed in Cleburne could keep children and teens out of some businesses. Simply put – if underage kids aren’t with parents, they don’t get in.
FDA Keeps Boxed Warning About Suicide On ChantixThe Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.
Irving Considers Tighter Public Smoking Restrictions TonightA tough, new smoking ban in Irving is up for debate at Thursday night's council meeting.