October 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.
September 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.
September 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.
August 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.
July 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.
March 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.
December 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.
October 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.
August 16, 2012 While smoking in the U.S. has dropped a lot in the past decade, a global survey of smoking finds that nearly 50 percent of men in developing countries use tobacco. Without a reduction in smoking rates, future health costs could be large.
January 10, 2012 Cigarettes are bad for lungs, but marijuana smoke so much at least for moderate pot smokers. That's the word from researchers to tracked the lung function of cigarette and marijuana smokers for 20 years. But the lungs of heavy pot smokers didn't fare so well.
August 16, 2011 Scientists used to think that women were less likely to get bladder cancer than men. A new study shows that's not the case. Scientists think they know why: More women are smoking, and cigarettes have become more deadly.
February 15, 2011 Smokeless tobacco is on the rise among young males in the country. Bills in Congress would ban chew from Major League Baseball for good. Lawmakers may want to reach out to pitcher Stephen Strasburg. His quest to quit was recently profiled.