Smokers expose their families to increased levels of nicotine and chemical residue left behind from cigarettes known as "thirdhand smoke."…
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
Congressional supporters of the tobacco industry have proposed legislation to help e-cigarette companies escape rules adopted under Obama.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
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…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
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…
By PBS NewsHour
California became the second state in the nation Thursday to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.
By Jocelyn Wiener, Kaiser Health News
A national campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention targets groups across the U.S. where smoking remains a prevalent habit.
By PBS NewsHour
Five years ago, the Centers for Disease Control launched the first federal education campaign against smoking. Today the government says it has helped 400,000 smokers quit for good. In a series of TV ads called "Tips From Former Smokers," Americans…
By Joshua Barajas
New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill Monday that would fine retailers up to $1,000 for selling tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to people under 21 years of age.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
The 2010 federal health law has a provision that was supposed to make it easier for people on Medicaid to quit smoking. But in a number of states, it’s not, so far, having widespread success.
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