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  • Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

    Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes
    Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again. There are health experts who back each point of view....
  • CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise

    CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise
    CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
  • 'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy 'doing OK' after lung disease diagnosis

    'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy 'doing OK' after lung disease diagnosis
    Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock in the 1960s television series "Star Trek" and a string of feature films that followed, said he was "doing OK" after being diagnosed with lung disease and urged fans on Thursday to quit smoking. "Smokers,...
  • Letters: Mostly applause for CVS' move

    Re "CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise," Business, Feb. 6 The following sign was posted in a small drugstore: "Dear Customers, As we are in business for your health, we no longer sell cigarettes." The year was 1964. I was 13 years old and had helped...
  • Leonard Nimoy has lung disease, urges fans to quit smoking

    Leonard Nimoy has lung disease, urges fans to quit smoking
    Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock of "Star Trek," has been diagnosed with a lung disease and is lobbying fans to quit smoking in order to prevent a similar fate of living less and not prospering. The 82-year-old actor announced the news on...
  • Justin Bieber's flying circus: Pot smoking, high-altitude attitude

    Call it Justin Bieber's flying circus: The pop star and his entourage reportedly filled their U.S.-bound private plane with so much pot smoke last Friday that the pilots had to wear oxygen masks to avoid a contact high. There was also a great deal of...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
  • Government going overboard in ban of e-cigarettes

    Government going overboard in ban of e-cigarettes
    As a recovering nicotine addict, the rising tide of local bans against puffing in public on electronic cigarettes makes me wonder what lawmakers have been smoking. By an overwhelming 45-4 vote last week, Chicago's City Council followed New York, Los...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Lifestyle choices may help treat mild case of obstructive sleep apnea

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does having sleep apnea affect my health? Are there treatments that I can try for sleep apnea other than a CPAP machine? ANSWER: People who have sleep apnea repeatedly stop and start breathing when they sleep. There are two main...
  • Healthy lifestyle choices, timely medical care important in treating COPD

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
  • Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth

    Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth
    Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine  use is rising among kids. Electronic...
  • Melissa Havard, Consultant to Film & TV on Health Issues, Dies at 51

    Melissa Addis Caplan Havard, a consultant to TV series including "Grey's Anatomy" and "Law and Order: SVU" and films "The Insider," "Juno" and "Thank You for Smoking" and a onetime teacher at Los Angeles Film School, died on Dec. 19 in Duarte, Calif....