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.
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.
June 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.