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 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 Ronnie Greene, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — An expanding investigation into Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal launched by state attorneys general could last years and will likely end in a negotiated settlement.
Gov. David Ige of Hawaii signed into law Friday a bill that raises the age at which people in Hawaii can legally purchase, smoke or possess cigarettes and electronic cigarettes…
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
The Obama administration is abandoning plans to ban a popular type of rifle ammunition after an onslaught of criticism from both the public and lawmakers.
By Pete Yost, Associated Press
Bloodied but unbeaten, the tobacco companies have plunged into another courtroom battle in an effort to stave off the humiliation of having to underwrite an ad campaign in which they brand themselves as liars.
The town of Westminster, Mass., could become the first in the nation to entirely ban the sale of tobacco products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. What if a similar ban was proposed where you live?…
By PBS NewsHour
The town of Westminster, Mass., could become the first in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products if a proposal from the city's board of health passes in December. The unprecedented pitch would ban the sale cigarettes, chewing…
By Ayan Sheikh
Nicotine gum and quit smoking signs will replace cigarette boxes on CVS shelves. The drug store chain will also launch a new campaign aimed at providing education, medication and assessments for customers looking to end their tobacco habit.
By Jordan Vesey
Two of the largest names in tobacco joined forces Tuesday when Reynolds American bought rival Lorillard to the tune of $27.4 billion. This move unites the No. 2 and No. 3 American cigarette companies in what appears to be a…
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