Smoking cessation

In this Feb. 7, 2011, file photo, a man smokes a Marlboro cigarette in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

True stories from victims of smoking featured in new campaign

Amanda confesses her smoking caused her baby to be born prematurely. Felicita shows her bare gums — smoking cost her all her teeth at age 50. Rose is ravaged by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for […]


C. Everett Koop

New warnings as smoking rates drop

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job. Check out […]


NYC Council considers electronic cigarette ban

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking have asked city lawmakers not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces. The City Council held […]


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.


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CDC launches new batch of graphic anti-smoking ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Government health officials are launching the second round of a graphic, emotional ad campaign designed to push smokers into kicking the habit.


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.



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