- Indiana legislative panel focuses on e-cigarette regulation Updated: Oct-07-15 11:42 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Public health advocates told an Indiana legislative committee there's no scientific consensus on whether electronic cigarettes pose any health risks, even as a growing number of Indiana youths are trying the devices.
- FDA's new anti-smoking campaign uses hip-hop to target youth Updated: Oct-06-15 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Government health officials are betting they can adapt the sounds, style and swagger of hip-hop culture to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other minority youths from using tobacco.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.
- New Ala cigarette tax already hitting smokers Updated: Oct-02-15 11:21 am
DECATUR, Alabama - The 25 cent-a-pack state tax increase on cigarettes that went into effect Thursday hasn't driven any new customers to the Vape Kloudz electronic cigarette store yet, but co-owner Alexis Knowlton expects it will.
- England, Wales ban smoking in cars with children inside Updated: Oct-01-15 6:19 am
LONDON - Smokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke.
- Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds Updated: Sep-30-15 7:40 pm
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.
- US Sens. Warren, Markey back bill to hike smoking age to 21 Updated: Sep-30-15 5:21 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are backing legislation that would hike the nation's smoking age by banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.
- Survey: Montana youth smoking, drinking, meth use down Updated: Sep-22-15 3:13 pm
HELENA, Montana - A survey shows the percentage of Montana high school students who smoke, drink and use drugs continues to decrease, while time in front of computer screens and obesity rates are increasing.
- Report: Higher smoking, drinking among construction workers Updated: Sep-21-15 6:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah residents who work in construction and manufacturing are more likely to smoke and binge drink than workers in other industries, according to a new report from Utah's Department of Health.
- Oklahoma tobacco endowment eyed to fund teacher pay raise Updated: Sep-20-15 12:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Fifteen years after Oklahoma voters created an endowed trust for programs that discourage tobacco use and promote healthy lifestyles, a state lawmaker wants to use the fund to finance pay raises for teachers.
- Illinois law change could force smokers out of beer gardens Updated: Sep-17-15 11:02 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers have quietly made it tougher for smokers to find a public place to light up and may have banned smoking in beer gardens altogether.
- New York smoking rate goes back down after startling rise Updated: Sep-16-15 10:53 pm
NEW YORK - The ranks of smokers are dwindling after a surprising uptick in a city known for tough steps to discourage tobacco use, health officials said Wednesday.
- Jury awards $34M to family in Florida tobacco lawsuit Updated: Sep-15-15 9:37 am
PENSACOLA, Florida - A jury in Florida's Panhandle has awarded $34 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer 15 years after he quit smoking.