Feb 23, 2014 — Sometimes a fake cigarette is real. Commentator Alva NoŽ on why the debate over banning electronic cigarettes turns more on the use of symbols than it does on the facts.
Feb 6, 2014 — The CVS drugstore chain's decision to stop selling tobacco products drew praise as an important public health step. But, we wondered, how many people buy cigarettes at drugstores? Not as many as we thought.
Feb 5, 2014 — The drugstore chain says halting the sale of tobacco products could reduce revenue by $2 billion a year. CVS says it's looking for ways to make up for the lost business. But the value of the good public relations from the move could easily surpass the costs.
Feb 4, 2014 — Cigarette smoking costs you a lot more than money, a graphic new ad campaign warns teenagers. It's the Food and Drug Administration's first foray into slick messaging aimed at keeping teens from taking up cigarettes. Most long-term smokers started as teens.
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.
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.
Jun 4, 2013 — A worker's smoke breaks cost an employer even more than the increased costs of health care. Some employers charge higher health insurance premiums to employees who smoke or refuse to hire them altogether.
Mar 15, 2012 — These aren't the usual public service announcements. The $54 million "Tips from Smokers" campaign marks the first time the federal government plans to pay to run anti-smoking ads nationwide,