| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Annapolis businessman David Purdy started smoking when he was 15. He tried nicotine patches to kick the addiction. Later, he tried Nicorette gum. Neither worked.
Then a neighbor, also a heavy smoker, introduced him to an e-cigarette, a battery-...
| Mar 28, 2014
Baltimore Washington Medical Center will begin its freedom from smoking class with sessions beginning April 7. Participants will learn about the barriers to smoking cessation, health benefits of choosing a smoke free lifestyle, nicotine-...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
The popularity of electronic smoking devices has prompted one Arbutus businessman to expand to Catonsville, even as two other entrepreneurs look to capitalize on the phenomenon in the area.
Two retired Baltimore City police officers, Rick Willard and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
I am responding to John Starr's letter, "CVS halt of tobacco sales is a publicity stunt" (Feb 8). Like Dr. Starr, I wondered if CVS' next step would be to take all unhealthy snacks off their shelves as well. Small steps, Dr. Starr.
In 1985, there were...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions.
Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally.
It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a lung cancer survivor who began smoking as a teenager because it was cool, I know the dangers of smoking first hand. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a recovery coach for lung and esophageal cancer patients. In addition, I work as a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Feb 7, 2014
February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org.
The Department of Health is...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:18 AM
These groups meet regularly.
Abusive relationships — Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304.
Adult Children of Alcoholics — Wednesdays, 7 p....
| Nov 1, 2013
Quit smoking: Howard County General Hospital will offer a quit smoking class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Information: hcgh.org or 410-740-7601. The program provides support...