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  • Smoking programs not keeping pace

    Smoking programs not keeping pace
     Most states, including Maryland, are not doing enough to protect the public from tobacco or prevent related disease, according to the latest assessment from the American Lung Associationdue out today. In its 10th annual State of Tobacco Control Report...
  • Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says

    Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says
      Cigarette consumption has gone down since 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But other tobacco use has gone up. That includes use of pipe tobacco for roll-you-own cigarettes and cigarette-like cigars, the agency...
  • Another casualty of the Annapolis breakdown: Cigar, smokeless tobacco taxes

    A special session of the legislature is definitely needed to prevent the disastrous "doomsday budget" from taking effect — but it is also needed to enact the life-saving tobacco tax increase, which like the proposed income tax increase failed to...
  • Gas companies need to come clean about fracking health risks

    While the Pennsylvania law cited in your article "Doctors question fracking law" (April 20) "compels natural gas firms to turn over information about chemicals they use ... to health care professionals who ask," there seems nothing in it that would stop...
  • Black church group starts ad campaign attacking Ehrlich

    The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will jump into the battle to define Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. today by launching a radio advertising campaign attacking his positions on gun control, cigarette taxes and casino-style gambling. The radio...
  • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general
    Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco. In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1

    Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors under the counter at Smoke This Too in Wilton Manors, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell the electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18, said...
  • Deerfield considers ban on e-cigarettes

    Deerfield considers ban on e-cigarettes
    Deerfield expects by late summer to ban electronic cigarettes in public places, with an eye toward preventing underage smoking, especially if minors use the devices to inhale liquid marijuana. At a recent village board meeting, the council agreed...
  • Cigarettes cause wrinkles? Snore. It's time to fix anti-smoking ads

    Cigarettes cause wrinkles? Snore. It's time to fix anti-smoking ads
    An older woman I know is struggling against emphysema. Though she still gets around locally from time to time, she’s often too exhausted. A flight of stairs is about all she can muster; on cold days, making it even from the handicapped parking...
  • Cigarette giant Reynolds American in talks to acquire rival Lorillard

    Cigarette giant Reynolds American in talks to acquire rival Lorillard
    Cigarette-maker Reynolds American Inc. said it’s in talks to acquire Lorillard Inc., a deal that would combine the nation’s second- and third-largest tobacco firms. After months of unconfirmed reports, the two cigarette makers acknowledged...
  • Cigarette maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard for $27.4 billion

    Cigarette maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard for $27.4 billion
    Reynolds American Inc., the producer of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, agreed to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for $27.4 billion including debt in a deal that reduces the 400-year-old U.S. tobacco industry to two major competitors. Reynolds will pay a...