Oct 30, 2013 — The law, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg has promised to sign, would make New York one of a very few U.S. cities to adopt such strong restrictions.
Oct 21, 2013 — The federal government does not currently regulate the sales and marketing of electronic cigarettes. That may change soon, but in the meantime, the lack of regulation means manufacturers have tremendous leeway over how they advertise their products.
Sep 7, 2013 — An experiment to test the value of e-cigarettes as a quitting aid found them as good as the nicotine patch, but there weren't enough people in the study to say they're a good bet for quitting. Public health officials worry that e-cigarettes will encourage tobacco use.
Sep 5, 2013 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.78 million students in the U.S. have tried electronic cigarettes. Their use has risen dramatically in just one year.
Aug 26, 2013 — Having doctors talk to children and parents about the harms of smoking does help keep school-age children and teens from using tobacco. Even sending a brochure or other materials to a child's home can help.
Aug 26, 2013 — The flavors may be sweet, but it's still tobacco. That's why tobacco control advocates are trying to restrict sales of candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, which they say lure in teenagers.
Jul 24, 2013 — The Food and Drug Administration is edging closer to regulating menthol in cigarettes. A new FDA report says though the menthol itself isn't toxic, it can make it more likely that people will start smoking, and make it harder to quit.
Mar 18, 2013 — The proposal unveiled Monday comes a week after a judge blocked the New York mayor's effort to limit large sugary drinks. Its aim, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, is to curb the rate of youth smoking.
Dec 3, 2012 — Two top food policy experts square off on the role the food industry should play in the global battle against obesity recently, and the answers are as complex, interconnected and political as ever.
Oct 23, 2012 — Researchers have found dozens of free apps on iPhones and Androids that promote and glamorize smoking. Many of the apps target children and teens by using cartoons, celebrities and games. Health experts say these apps, downloaded by millions of people, violate bans on tobacco advertising.