April 15 is Tax Day, as well as the date each year on which the largest tobacco companies pay $9 billion dollars to states because of tobacco-related illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. But what is the real cost…
By Charles Betley, The Conversation
It’s easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here’s what we’re reading now.
By Dr. Amber Robins, Laura Santhanam
On this day in 1964, Dr. Luther Terry released an earth-shaking, 150,000-word report entitled, "Smoking and Health."…
By Dr. Howard Markel
A new study from Sweden outlines which aspects of a healthy lifestyle predict independent living late in life.
By Roni Dengler
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
Smokers expose their families to increased levels of nicotine and chemical residue left behind from cigarettes known as "thirdhand smoke."…
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
Congressional supporters of the tobacco industry have proposed legislation to help e-cigarette companies escape rules adopted under Obama.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, the House approved a bill to fund the government through April. It includes disaster relief for Louisiana and aid for the contaminated water system in Flint, Michigan. Despite its passage, members of both parties complained…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been encouraging local public agencies to enact smoking bans, and some…
As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker…
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