| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Fewer Florida teens are lighting up cigarettes today than they were six years ago, according to data released this week from the Florida Department of Health’s 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey.
Among Florida high school students, 40.7 percent...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PLANKINTON - A last-minute decision to plant tobacco on a 1.5-acre plot in Aurora County has a farm family doing a lot of manual labor.
John Mayclin, of Mayclin Farms in rural Plankinton, said a family member in California volunteered him for the task....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most young people in the U.S. who use newer smokeless tobacco products are smoking cigarettes too, according to new research.
"These findings are troubling, but not surprising, as tobacco companies spend huge sums to market...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The first time I met Mick Farren — who died in London over the weekend at age 69, after collapsing during a performance by his band the Deviants — was in his apartment in West Hollywood. This was during the 1990s, and we were both working...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:46 AM
My wonderful mother studied one year at Occidental College before she went on to UC Berkeley, so maybe that was the reason she never liked the term "oxymoron." But that brings to my mind that the biggest oxymoron in our lives today is the term "controlled...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Oh, Hawks, how far you’ve come.
In a simpler time, when sports chatter was confined to radio waves and ink on dead trees, the Blackhawks kissed their first Stanley Cup. The year was 1934, and hockey still was a novelty from up north, at least...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced".
Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:51 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
Instead, the Food and...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Take the quiz to see how much you know about agriculture. For each item, circle the answer you think comes closest to defining these agricultural terms. The correct answers are at the end of the quiz.
a. A manual for repairing sensor-...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.
Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:03 PM
High School is beginning to take on a life of it's own in Roanoke County.
"I've heard that there are some people who do end up coming to school high."
Sally Greenberg is a freshman at Hidden Valley High School and she's noticed that more and more of...