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By Stephanie Sy, Courtney Norris, Dorothy Hastings
U.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
But smoking tobacco is still “the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States,” according to a U.S. surgeon general’s report released Thursday.
By Harry Zahn
Following several mysterious deaths linked to vaping, the federal government is now warning Americans not to use e-cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control also said there are 450 reported cases of lung illnesses tied to vaping, in more than 30…
The Food and Drug Administration proposed 13 new warnings that would appear on all cigarettes, including images of cancerous tumors, diseased lungs and feet with amputated toes.
By Joseph Pisani, Associated Press
The world's largest retailer said the new rules will take effect in July in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors.
By Charles Betley, The Conversation
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 Dr. Amber Robins, Laura Santhanam
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. Howard Markel
On this day in 1964, Dr. Luther Terry released an earth-shaking, 150,000-word report entitled, "Smoking and Health."…
By Roni Dengler
A new study from Sweden outlines which aspects of a healthy lifestyle predict independent living late in life.
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