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November 22, 2011 It’s a little black or white back, equipped with a small blue light, and pops up in a lot of places. Read More.
November 22, 2011 Although smoking has fallen sharply in the U.S., from about 40 per cent of the population in 1970 to just 20 per cent today, the proportion of smokers stopped dropping around 2004. Read More.
November 21, 2011 There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet, addicts who visit Island Smokes, a “roll-your-own” cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack carton for under $40, thanks to a yawning tax loophole that officials in several states are now trying to close. Read More.
November 21, 2011 Adult female tobacco users have proven an elusive consumer group for smokeless/smokefree products, especially if they involve spitting, but R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported recently its Camel dissolvable tobacco products are gaining traction with females in its test markets of Charlotte and Denver. Read More.
November 18, 2011 More and more employers are demanding that workers who smoke, are overweight or have high cholesterol shoulder a greater share of their health care costs, a shift toward penalizing employees with unhealthy lifestyles rather than rewarding good habits. Read More.
November 18, 2011 The number of Maryland teenagers who smoke cigarettes dropped significantly in the past decade, but state health officials say new statistics show that more young people are now getting hooked on candy-flavored cigars instead. Read More.
November 17, 2011 The government currently mandates 20 cigarettes per pack, but Jody Sindelar from the Yale School of Public Health says that cutting down to 10 cigarettes per pack could bolster willpower and help smokers quit. Read More.
November 17, 2011 Drivers in the UK may be restricted from lighting up behind the wheel, if the country’s doctors have their way. Read More.
November 16, 2011 Marilyn Shelton is turning what was a $3- and $4-a-day bad habit into a $1,500-a-year good deed. Read More
November 16, 2011 Smokers who want to quit may have a new option - electronic cigarettes, better known as e-cigarettes. Read More
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