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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who’s Still Lighting Up

August 1, 2014   Robin Koval is making a career of her changed tobacco habit.

The Tobacco Fight Is Far From Over

August 1, 2014   “The USA remains one of the world’s largest and most profitable cigarette markets,” proclaimed a recent press release from Imperial Tobacco, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies.

E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools’ Anti-Smoking Policies

July 31, 2014   For decades schools have been on the front lines in a successful campaign to reduce teenage cigarette smoking.

Collaborative Study of Uninsured Smokers

July 31, 2014   Uninsured smokers who used nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches in combination with NRT lozenges nearly doubled their quit rates when using the support of a quitline.

Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of their Children

July 30, 2014   Pregnant women who smoke don’t just harm the health of their baby—they may actually impair their child’s DNA, according to new research.

People Who Work Longer Smoke More: Study

July 30, 2014   Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more.

New York City Ban on Tobacco Discounts Starts on Aug. 1

July 29, 2014   A ban on tobacco product discounts in New York City will go into effect Aug. 1 after the Big 3 manufacturers opted not to appeal a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge.

Big Tobacco Firm Faces Big Payout

July 29, 2014   R.J. Reynolds, the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S., was recently ordered to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages to widow Cynthia Robinson, whose husband died at the age of 36 after smoking for more than two decades.

Hard-to-Watch Commercials to Make Quitting Smoking Easier

July 28, 2014   Telling smokers that their habit shortens life expectancy by at least 10 years might seem like an effective way to get them to quit.

Pharmacists Fighting Tobacco Use? CDC Launches Website Targeted at Most Accessible Provider

July 28, 2014   A new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website capitalizes on the pharmacist’s position as the most accessible health care provider to encourage patients to quit smoking.

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In The News

  1. Aug 01, 2014
    Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who’s Still Lighting Up
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  2. Aug 01, 2014
    The Tobacco Fight Is Far From Over
    Read the full story
  3. Jul 31, 2014
    E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools’ Anti-Smoking Policies
    Read the full story
  4. Jul 31, 2014
    Collaborative Study of Uninsured Smokers
    Read the full story
  5. Jul 30, 2014
    Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of their Children
    Read the full story
  6. Jul 30, 2014
    People Who Work Longer Smoke More: Study
    Read the full story
  7. Jul 29, 2014
    New York City Ban on Tobacco Discounts Starts on Aug. 1
    Read the full story
  8. Jul 29, 2014
    Big Tobacco Firm Faces Big Payout
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