| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The air is alive with perhaps a dozen sweet scents at Kahuna Vapor in Ellicott City, customers adding to the aroma with every vaporous exhalation.
They're not smoking. They're "vaping" — using a battery-powered electronic cigarette that heats...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85.
The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Inside a swanky cafe on Bel Air's Bond Street, Mickey Cucchiella is offering customers a lighter way to light up.
The former 98 Rock host recently opened The Vape Lounge, a new "vape and coffee shop" that he hopes can tap into the blossoming market of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Five years ago, Shannon Petitjean weighed more than the biggest Raven, smoked three packs of cigarettes a week and drank too much.
Petitjean, of Leonardtown, will compete in her first Baltimore Marathon on Saturday having shed 190 pounds...
| Jun 14, 2013
For three hours each work week, Bert Rice walks laps around Burba Lake at Fort Meade — part of a mission by the federal government to build a healthier workforce.
Rice, 76, a retired Army colonel and former Anne Arundel County councilman working...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ “ he once said.
Weaver, the Orioles’ chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Early menopause may mean a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The researchers say the risk can be twice as high, and doctors should help women avoid early menopause if possible. “If...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:27 AM
This past summer, I stayed in a hotel (which will go nameless, but it was on the West Coast) that had smoking rooms as well as non-smoking rooms.
Our room was technically "non-smoking," but the first time we walked out into the hall, I smelled something...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 8:45 AM
People trying to quit smoking now have greater access to the state's tobacco telephone help line.
The help line - 1-800-QUIT-NOW - has counselors available all hours of the day as of Dec. 1. It will also provide counseling services to teens for the...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Contrary to Marc Kilmer's letter ("Don't enable Md.'s addiction to cigarette tax revenue," Dec. 6), Maryland's 2007 dollar-per-pack cigarette tax increase significantly reduced teen smoking and saved lives. Between 2008 when the law took effect and the...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Every year, some 400,000 Americans die from smoking-related illnesses, the vast majority of them caused by cigarettes. As many as 40,000 more die from the effects of inhaling secondhand smoke, making cigarettes one of the leading causes of premature death...