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Tobacco Products

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  • State lawmaker seeks ban on most tobacco, e-cigarette online sales

    SACRAMENTO — In an effort to clamp down on youth smoking, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced Monday that he was introducing a bill that would block the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to individuals...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
  • Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal

    Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal
    WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the deficit battles and financial crises of years past, President Obama put forward a $3.9-trillion budget proposal Tuesday that set out a wish list of programs on education, infrastructure, job training and urban...
  • Chicago to ban indoor e-cigarette smoking

    Chicago to ban indoor e-cigarette smoking
    Electronic cigarette smokers are a step closer to having to stand next to regular cigarette smokers outside Chicago restaurants, bars and other buildings. City Council members on Monday advanced a plan backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to treat so-called e-...
  • Curbing E-Smoking Ads Won't Be Easy

    Curbing E-Smoking Ads Won't Be Easy
    Electronic cigarettes are promoted as a healthier alternative to tobacco. Maybe yes, maybe no, but they are certainly not benign. They contain highly addictive nicotine, for one thing, and they should never be used by minors. Now it's reported that...
  • 50 Years On, Surgeon General's Warning Stands

    Fifty years ago, the fact that smoking is bad for you was not exactly hot news. "Coffin nail," the slang term for a cigarette, had been around since the 19th century. The even more graphic "cancer stick" dated from 1955. But in January 1964, the surgeon...
  • Virginia's ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged with corruption

    Virginia's ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged with corruption
    WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with taking $120,000 in undocumented loans and numerous gifts from the owner of a dietary supplements business and helping the company promote...
  • Letters: Smoking, at home and abroad

    Re "Smoking's global grip," Opinion, Jan. 21 Thomas J. Bollyky writes the following: "Step by step, the government cracked down on tobacco. Warning labels were added to cigarette packages (1965), cigarette advertising was banned on television and...
  • New concern about e-cigarettes: They make smoking seem 'normal' again

    E-cigarettes, those battery-powered nicotine vapor delivery systems that are infiltrating the airwaves, schoolyards, and public spaces, are threatening to undo a decades-long campaign to stigmatize smoking. That's according to an article in the latest...
  • Viacom and Fox Seek Share of Court-Mandated Anti-Smoking Spots

    Viacom and Fox Broadcasting are seeking to be part of tobacco companies' court-mandated plans for anti-smoking ads, arguing that the rollout on the three traditional broadcast networks won't reach the intended audiences of young people and African-...
  • Local Voices Lake: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices Lake: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Grayslake, Deerfield and Tower Lakes. Winter driving Despite heavy snow and slippery roads, many people continue to drive as though the pavement is dry. As recent news broadcasts indicate, the result is an increase in...
  • 70% of L.A. area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol, survey says

    70% of L.A. area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol, survey says
    Public health officials Wednesday called a new survey that found 70% of stores in Los Angeles County market tobacco, alcohol and junk food to consumers troubling, especially given that many neighborhoods lack alternatives to make healthier choices....