Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Set To Begin After Decade Of DelayDecades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies will be returning to prime-time television this weekend, but not by choice.
Cigarette Makers To Publish Statements On Health RisksMajor cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government.
Iraq War Veteran Helped Direct Cops To Vegas Shooter’s RoomGunfire rang out last night just two floors below Chris Bethel’s Mandalay Bay Hotel room.
Study Finds E-Cigarette Users More Likely To Kick HabitPeople who use e-cigarettes are more likely to kick the habit than those who do not, a new study found. The research is the largest look yet at e-cigarette users, and found that e-cigarettes play a role in helping people quit.
Austin Bans E-Cigarette Use In Public AreasThe Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to add e-cigarettes to the list of tobacco products that are banned in public areas such as parks, restaurants and bars. The ban takes effect on July 3.
Three Gang Members Sentenced For Child Sex Trafficking ConspiracyThree men with ties to the Polywood Crips street gang in Fort Worth were sentenced for their respective roles in a child sex trafficking conspiracy.
Metal Objects In Some Cans Prompt Skoal Tobacco RecallSome varieties of Skoal, Copenhagen, Cope and Husky brand smokeless tobacco are being voluntarily recalled amid complaints of metal objects, some of them sharp, being spotted in cans.
Texas Lawmakers Try Again To Raise Minimum Smoking AgeThis may be the year that Texas lawmakers pass a measure raising the smoking age from 19 to 21 years old. State Sen. Carlos Uresti says this is the fourth or fifth time that he's tried to get the bill through.
Gwynn's Death Helped Change MLB's Tobacco CultureTony Gwynn's death from oral cancer was a turning point in baseball's culture that long tolerated smokeless tobacco. "What happened to Tony Gwynn, you don't want that to happen again," Cal Ripken Jr. said Monday.
Explosion Victims Question Arson RulingMore than three years after one of the deadliest fires in state history, ruled arson by the federal government, no suspect has been caught, no motive established and no substantial reward posted for leads.
Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's DeathTony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the baseball Hall of Famer's death. The suit said that Gwynn started dipping as a college freshman.
New Research Raising Questions About E-CigarettesAccording to a recent letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have detected high levels of formaldehyde—a known carcinogen—when the product is used at extremely high temperatures.

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