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Smokeless Tobacco

Smoking Is Down Among Young Adults, But It's Not All Good News | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 12/16/2015 10:28 AM EST on LiveScience The percentage of young adults in the United States who smoke cigarettes has dr...

Boston Mayor Wants To Ban Chewing Tobacco From All Sports Venues

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

BOSTON (AP) -- From Fenway Park to youth baseball fields, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban the use of snuff and chewing tobacco in sports ve...

Smoking Rates Are Down, But A Different Type Of Tobacco Use Is On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

First, the good news: Smoking rates are down significantly in 26 states. The bad news? The use of smokeless tobacco (also known as dip, snuff or chew)...

For Our Kids, Let's Take Tobacco Out of Baseball

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew L. Myers

What players do on their own time in their personal lives is for them to decide, but baseball stadiums are workplaces and public places, and baseball games are seen by millions of kids.

California May Shut Down Baseball's Tobacco Habit

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.27.2015 | Sports

The familiar image of baseball players chewing tobacco may soon be history.

FDA To Determine If Smokeless Tobacco Product Is Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Food and Drug Administration panel is planning to review smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its Gener...

Lighter Cigarettes by Any Other Name Would Kill as Many Smokers

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Products once labeled as lighter and milder are still sold. Even if labeled with random letters in plain white packs, consumers through tasting can identify the milder, lighter, smoother brands, and need to know that such brands are not linked to any reduced risks.

9 Things to Think About When Thinking About Cigars -- Little or Big

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Cigars can be as deadly as cigarettes -- especially for former cigarette smokers, for those who smoke smaller cigars, for those who inhale and for those who smoke several times a day.

Sin Taxes Should at Least Reflect Risk

Jeff Stier | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Stier

As the FDA continues to slowly ponder the complicated challenge of regulating tobacco products, other states can follow the leads of Indiana and, hopefully Oklahoma, by embracing the products of innovation to reduce the risk of smoking related diseases.

John Celock

Big Guns Behind Kansas Smokeless Tobacco Plan | John Celock | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are considering a resolution that would require state health officials to conduct a study about the health effects of smokeless tobac...

Christiana Lilly

High School Kids: Less Puffing, More Dipping | Christiana Lilly | Posted 03.02.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- High school students in Miami-Dade County may not be puffing as much, but they’ve turned to chewing and dipping instead. From 2005 to 20...

Religious Leaders Join Call For Baseball Tobacco Ban

Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Religious leaders are hoping to hit a home run in a campaign to get Major League Baseball players t...

Chew on This: The Real Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Whether tucked in a burly athlete's cheek or daintily positioned in a gentleman's lip, smokeless tobacco has long been a public bane.

Commissioner: MLB Wants To Ban Smokeless Tobacco

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — Much to Commissioner Bud Selig's chagrin, chewing tobacco has been almost as much a part of Major League Baseball over the years a...

Safer Tobacco? Company Claims It's Made A Less Harmful Product

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — Tobacco maker Star Scientific Inc. says it has developed a moist smokeless tobacco with lower levels of cancer-causing chemicals...

Big News For Electronic Cigarettes

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court says electronic cigarettes should be regulated as tobacco products by the Food and Drug Administration rathe...

Baseball Announcer Garagiola's Anti-Chew Campaign May Cause More Harm Than Good

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tony Newman

It's easy to be moved by baseball legend Joe Garagiola's anti-tobacco mission, but his campaign may ultimately cause more harm than good.