Tobacco

The Food and Drug Administration's new ad campaign featuring wrinkled skin and yellow teeth to show the costs associated with cigarette smoking. (AP Photo/Food and Drug Administration)

FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation’s at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday […]

02/03/2014

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 […]

12/04/2013

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

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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Cancer Society says sweet smokes aimed at kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the American Cancer Society says the little cigars and packages of […]

05/31/2013

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Starbucks to ban smoking within 25 feet of cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks customers will soon have to stamp out their cigarettes before approaching the cafes. The Seattle-based chain says it will start banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores, beginning Saturday, […]

05/31/2013

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

UCLA goes smoke-free

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The UCLA campus will become a smoke- and tobacco- free zone beginning in April, Chancellor Gene Block announced today, following through on a request by the president of the University of […]

10/30/2012

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