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Quitting Smoking (INACTIVE)

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  • Wildfire risk: Don't toss lighted cigarettes from cars

    I travel from Linthicum to College Park via the Baltimore-Washington Parkway every weekday between the hours of 5:20 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. to catch a metro train to my office in Washington. Daily, I see motorists toss lit cigarettes out of their moving...
  • New cigarette labels: FDA hits Big Tobacco with a taste of its own medicine

    New cigarette labels: FDA hits Big Tobacco with a taste of its own medicine
    The pen may be mighty, but the new graphic warning labels the Food and Drug Administration has unveiled for cigarette packs and ads on Tuesday demonstrate that photographs can be even more powerful. Finally, the FDA is turning the tables and using the...
  • County council hopes to battle obesity with task force

    Harford County is fairly healthy, though more than 60 percent of its adults and children are classified as either overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled since 1996, according to the health department. Harford also ranks worse than the rest of the...
  • Interview: Yelawolf turns the club upside down

    Interview: Yelawolf turns the club upside down
    Compare Yelawolf to Eminem and you could miss the point. Sure, both are white rappers with chips on their shoulders and working-class backgrounds, but it's Yelawolf's power with the pen and his tenacity on the microphone that should be drawing the...
  • Acupuncture at Howard Community College draws crowds

    It began at Howard Community College four years ago as a smoking cessation program, but apparently few students were willing to kick the habit via auricular acupuncture — a form of alternative medicine that involves insertion of fine needles into...
  • Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought

    Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought
    A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher says the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix significantly increases the risk for a heart attack or other serious heart problem in healthy, middle-aged smokers. Dr. Sonal Singh, the study's lead author, is...
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    Tobacco sales compliance The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...
  • Chantix heart disease risk: Sun overstates risk from anti-smoking medication

    The Sun's story on cardiovascular risks posed by smoking-cessation drug Chantix was an example of misleading statistics and careless journalism ("Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought," July 5). The article presents what sounds...
  • Baltimore aims to stop smoking around pregnant women and babies

     Baltimore aims to stop smoking around pregnant women and babies
    In the continued effort to reduce infant mortality in Baltimore, health officials and the Family League of Baltimore City have launched an effort to reduce secondhand smoke near babies and pregnant women. The campaign, called "Just Hold Off," is the...
  • On balance, anti-smoking drug worth the risk

    I wish to comment on the article about the anti-smoking drug Chantix ("Stop-smoking pill called risky," July 5). It says that it is risky to healthy smoking middle-aged people. But I happen to know there are those who don't suffer from these side...
  • Dignity Players' twisted family comedy 'Sordid Lives' shines

    Dignity Players caps its 2011 season with Del Shores' 1996 comedy "Sordid Lives," about a dysfunctional Texas family that could compete in sleaze and shock with most reality TV show stars — and beat them all in laughs. In his program statement,...
  • Maryland health coalition lobbies for tobacco tax increase

    BALTIMORE - The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative has launched a campaign to raise taxes on all tobacco products in Maryland. Cigarette prices would increase by $1 per pack, and other tobacco taxes would increase at a corresponding rate. More than 150...