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Eric Lawson in  undated Marlboro photo. (AP Photo/Lawson Family)

Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world’s most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal. […]

01/27/2014

An e-cigarette (Wikimedia Commons Photo)

2 California cities vote to ban e-cigarettes

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes in public places and Los Angeles has moved to limit their sale to keep the devices out of the hands of minors. […]

12/04/2013

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NYC to ban tobacco sales to anyone under age 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg planned to sign landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, making New York the first large city or state […]

11/19/2013

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NYC council votes to make tobacco-buying age 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Smokers under 21 will soon be barred from buying cigarettes in New York City. The City Council voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and electronic-vapor cigarettes from […]

10/30/2013

Flavored small cigars are popular with kids

ATLANTA (AP) — Small cigars flavored to taste like candy or fruit are popular among teens, according to the first government study to gauge their use. About 1 in 30 middle and high school kids […]

10/22/2013

An e-cigarette (Wikimedia Commons Photo)

Children’s use of e-cigarettes increasing

ATLANTA (AP) — Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students. About 2 percent of the students […]

09/05/2013

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Glendale tries humor to keep butts out of parks

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — It’s not the kind of sign you usually see at a park: “”Our deer don’t smoke in your backyard. Please don’t smoke in theirs.” But the Los Angeles foothill suburb of […]

07/09/2013

Nicotine patch on arm. (AP Photo)

FDA says longer use of nicotine products is OK

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says smokers that are trying to quit can safely use nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended.

04/01/2013

Debi Austin in a video posted by California Public Health on YouTube.

Woman who appeared in Calif anti-tobacco ad dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials say a woman who smoked a cigarette through a hole in her throat to illustrate the struggle of nicotine addiction in public service advertisements has died after a long struggle with cancer.

02/27/2013