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July 23, 2014 Governments have increased taxes on cigarettes in recent years at least partly to discourage smoking, but more than half of U.S. smokers (58%) see these tax hikes as an act of unjust discrimination.
July 23, 2014 Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.
July 22, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration can’t use an advisory panel’s 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest, a federal judge ruled Monday.
July 22, 2014 What are your thoughts about the efficacy of a tobacco-free campaign that ties smoking to employment opportunities whether it be healthcare professionals, teachers, or even soldiers?
July 21, 2014 A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said. Cynthia Robinson claimed that smoking killed her husband, Michael Johnson, in 1996.
July 21, 2014 A young Eau Claire mother who smoked through pregnancy and delivered her baby two months prematurely at a dangerously low birth weight hopes the view she shares through the window of a neonatal incubator will help other women quit smoking before having babies.
July 18, 2014 Third-hand smoke is a problem even in the homes of non-smokers, say scientists researching the level of carcinogenic tobacco compounds found in house dust.
July 18, 2014 Big American tobacco wants to get bigger in America.
July 17, 2014 As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and players’ association executive director Tony Clark both want Major League Baseball to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game.
July 17, 2014 Many employers have begun to look to the lifestyle choices of their employees and how those choices might influence health insurance premiums, some focusing on smoking and the use of other tobacco products.
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