| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:00 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:10 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2002
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.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:35 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:20 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:56 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:34 AM
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...