| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:05 AM
DALLAS Clouds of sickly sweet blackberry smoke are billowing out of Isaac Doss' mouth. He takes a long draw from the bubbling hookah and passes the pipe to Kara Brick.
They are sprawled on cushioned wicker chairs on the patio at Kush, a hookah bar on...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:45 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
The findings, published in the New England...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:27 PM
A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely to succeed, according to results of a clinical trial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:16 PM
There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis.
The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM