| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:15 AM
President Barack Obama's position on smoking marijuana is extremely misguided ("Obama: pot a 'vice' but no more dangerous than alcohol," Jan. 19).
As a 60-year-old boomer who has for the most part drunk responsibly for 45 years and has experimented with...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:31 PM
My how times change. Not all that many years ago, smoking indoors was just the way it was. Bars, restaurants, government buildings, places of work, malls, shopping centers, even teachers' lounges in schools and hospital lobbies were all equipped with...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:13 PM
The number of Maryland teenagers who smoke cigarettes dropped significantly in the past decade, but state health officials say new statistics show that more young people are now getting hooked on candy-flavored cigars instead.
In response, the state...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:57 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - (Story has been refiled to correct the extent of FDA e-cigarette research in paragraph 2)
One team of researchers assessing the risks of electronic cigarettes is counting the puffs taken by volunteer "vapers." Another will comb...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:01 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Wealthier high school students may be more likely to try smoking hookah, according to a new study.
The water-pipe device with its series of tubes and mouthpieces looks nothing like a cigarette, but is often used to smoke...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN FRANCISCO Bruce Bochy had his first taste of chewing tobacco at age 18. He thought he was doing something smart.
"We thought it was a safe alternative to smoking," the San Francisco Giants manager said last week. "We didn't realize how dangerous it...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:00 PM
There's been an outbreak of good behavior among American teens, although public health officials perceive new patterns of risky business on the part of U.S. adolescents.
In a report issued Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Commercials for electronic cigarettes have become so ubiquitous that millions of American teens have seen them since 2012, a new study says.
About 4 out of 5 of the TV ads seen by these young viewers were for blu eCigs, a brand that was purchased by...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The more time a child is around a parent who smokes, the greater the chance the child will become a regular smoker, researchers said.
The researchers looked at smoking patterns: timing, duration and nicotine dependence. With each additional year of...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A new study based on real-world data from England lends support to the idea that electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit using regular cigarettes.
Among a sample of 5,963 adults who tried to kick the habit without prescription medications or...