Three examples of proposed warning graphics that will appear on cigarette packaging as part of the government's new tobacco prevention efforts.
January 26, 2011 A majority of Americans favor the stark cigarette labels FDA has proposed to deter smoking, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Thomson Reuters for NPR. About 42 percent of current smokers even support the tough warnings.
Soda on display in a Brooklyn, N.Y., market.
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December 13, 2010 If the country added a 40 percent tax to the cost of store-bought sugary drinks, including sodas and sports drinks, it would cut about 12 calories from the daily total from beverages for the average American.
An AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon behind a non-transgenic Atlantic salmon sibling of the same age.
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November 12, 2010 Only 25 percent of Americans are completely sure they understand genetically engineered food. Nearly two-thirds are uncertain about its safety. A majority are willing to eat genetically modified plants, but only about a third would try altered fish.
If you're interested in health care prices, you might make a few calls.
September 28, 2010 Most people don't check prices for health care before getting a diagnosis or treatment. Those who do prefer calling doctors' offices, a survey conducted for NPR finds. Overall, the prices quoted in advance were accurate.
American consumers are wary about the safety of meat, says a new survey.
July 27, 2010 Recalls of tainted lettuce, ground beef laced with a dangerous E. coli strain, and the giant oil spill in the Gulf have dented the public's perception of food safety.
Most people don't believe the ads for dietary supplements, but a lot of them buy anyway.
July 2, 2010 Nearly one-third of people say health claims in ads for nutritional supplements can't be trusted. Only about 4 percent find them to be very trustworthy.
What do you think of drug advertising?
July 1, 2010 Even though two-thirds of Americans recall having seen or heard a drug ad recently, only about 8 percent asked their doctors for a prescription.
June 7, 2010 Most Americans filled their last prescription with a generic medicine. And confidence in the no-name drugs runs high, with 90 percent of people saying they would use one instead of a brand.
Don't be this guy, please.
April 22, 2010 Nearly three-quarters of Americans said they went to work sick in the last year, according to a survey that queried more than 3,000 people early this month. The top reason: lost wages.
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