Big Tobacco and Big Food are now separate industries, but the playbook is much the same. How the game ends is up to us.
Over the last 25 years, cigarette consumption by smokers in the United States decreased by almost one-third. Over that same period, however, many tobacco companies reengineered cigarettes to more efficiently deliver the nicotine that keeps their customers coming back.
The long-held belief is that only smokers get lung cancer and that getting sick is just a consequence of that choice. Not true. Two-thirds of new cases are in women who quit many years or never smoked.
Don Draper famously said, "If you don't like what's being talked about, change the conversation." That is precisely what we must do to address the problem of gun deaths and injuries in our nation.
A convenience-minded gas griller, or diehard wood griller, wants a different sort of live fire experience.
I've had a terrible habit for around 17 years, and that was smoking. One night I realized that I had enough and that it was time to quit. That night, ...
Don Draper has been shedding quite a few things this season. So it makes sense that he ends the penultimate episode in the epic novel for television that is Mad Men sitting alone on a bus stop in Oklahoma, heading west.
I hate to say I told you so, and could be too dead to do so, so I'll tell you in advance: One decade soon, environmental problems will stop tracking with GDP.
An innovative researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been testing a set of technologically based forms of an acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy.
It is a dark secret that tobacco companies make more use of these agreements than perhaps any other industry. There have been at least thirty trade and investment cases brought on behalf of big tobacco. The TPP will spur more.
Is your health determined by the genetic code you inherited from your mother and father? Or do you have the ability to impact your fitness and longevi...
New studies are adding to a growing body of evidence that religion may help deter smoking, particularly among marginalized groups that have the greatest health risks.
Above all, avoid cigarettes, and you will live longer, prosper better, and also have more parties. Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Gore, we will miss you both.
The CDC must pull this advertisement immediately and issue an apology to the ostomy community for belittling the experiences of those who have been given a new lease on life by having this major surgery.
MOOIs (Massive Open Online Interventions) are mental health and substance abuse interventions, scientifically validated and available online to unlimited numbers of consumers. As with MOOCs, most of these consumers can be expected to drop out, but some will stay -- and get well.
As the price rises on greenhouse gases, governments, corporations, and agribusinesses will turn away from dirty energy sources and opt for cheaper cleaner ones, not because the citizens and consumers demand it from them, but because it is too expensive to do otherwise.