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Report: ATF Misplaces Millions Of Cigarettes, Misuses Millions Of Dollars

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused som...

Key Agency Kept Out Of The Loop After Navy Yard Shooting

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI had traced the gunman's recent shotgun purchase and sent agents to the shop in northern...

Terrie Hall: A Beautiful Woman Who Saved Thousands of Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

In a society where women are often judged by their looks, Terrie did not hide the scars on her face caused by smoking. With her raspy voice, she was able to rekindle the awareness of the American people to the continued suffering caused by smoking.

An Ad Campaign with the Best Payoff Imaginable -- Healthy Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

We know what works to help smokers quit and prevent young people from starting. One of the most effective but underused tools at our disposal is advertising.

Stop TPP Protections for Big Tobacco

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Malaysia's chief negotiator last week proposed the only effective solution: Carve out tobacco control regulations and laws, and also remove tobacco products, from being covered by the TPP.

Brain Damage Caused by Drinking Alcohol Could Be Reversed by Aerobic Exercise

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

These findings revealing the protective effects of aerobic exercise on preventing white matter brain damage in drinkers are compelling and valuable, regardless of whatever biological link to explain this correlation may be found in the future.

Trade, Tobacco, and the TPP

Simon Lester | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
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Simon Lester

Trade agreements are full of battles over the scope of the general rules and the treatment of specific products. Drawing the appropriate balance is difficult, particularly in the case of a controversial product such as tobacco.

Big Tobacco's Recipe for Success

Kapil Khatter | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Kapil Khatter

If Phillip Morris is indeed Satan, there appears to be no shortage of people willing to sleep in the devil's bed.

The Surprising Truth About Tobacco Sales And Minors

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — New statistics show that the sale of tobacco to minors in the U.S. were held near all-time lows last year under a federal-state ...

We Tasted It: Tobacco And Menthol Vodka

Foodbeast | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste

Can it possibly taste as horrible as it sounds?

Providence vs. Big Tobacco

Angel Taveras | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Angel Taveras

Nearly all tobacco use begins in childhood and adolescence, and an estimated 23,000 children currently under the age of 18 could die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. So here in Providence, we're fighting back.

What's Wrong With This Picture

David B. Abrams, PhD | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
David B. Abrams, PhD

Tobacco use has become a social justice issue, as the 44 million Americans who continue to smoke are increasingly among the least educated, and who can least afford to buy these products or obtain the best treatments for their cigarette addiction.

What Tobacco Tax Advocates Can Learn From American Drug Policy

Keith Humphreys | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Keith Humphreys

Among my colleagues in the public health and addiction fields, I am nearly alone in disliking President Obama's proposed doubling of federal cigarette taxes. My reservations stem from the hard lessons of America's policy towards illegal drugs.

Lynne Peeples

Will Lead Paint Makers Face The Same Fate As Big Tobacco? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green

A lawsuit in California that seeks some $1 billion from former lead paint manufacturers is far from the first attempt to hold the industry liable for ...

NY's Clean Indoor Air Act: 10 Years of Smoke-free Air

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

Despite our success in the last decade, tobacco use is still a major public health issue and there is still much to be done. What can we do to make even more progress in fighting tobacco and the disease it inflicts on New Yorkers?

Should Flavored Tobacco Be Banned From Convenience Stores?

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the Ameri...

Take a Walk in Our Kids' Shoes on World No Tobacco Day

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Despite great strides in reducing smoking in NYC, our youth smoking rates have remained the same for the past seven years, and tobacco still remains the leading cause of preventable death, killing thousands.

World No-Tobacco Day: Tobacco Use Is on the Rise

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

As a global community, we know how detrimental smoking is to health. Why can't we stem the growing trend of smoking among youth and in emerging markets?

Gotta Cigarette? How the Tobacco Companies are Gaining Ground in Promoting Coffin Nails for the World Through the TPP

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

Tobacco regulation is just one example of how the TPP will have damaging effects on the world we live in. We need to expose the deadly flaws in these behind-closed-doors negotiations now, before it's too late.

Unreliable Sources 2: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Media
Elliott Negin

Part 2: To understand just how the fossil fuel industry has been laundering climate disinformation, there are few better places to start than with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute.

E-Butts: The Marlboro Man Plugs in.

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

You may have seen the recent flurry of stories about a supposed alternative to cigarette addiction called the electronic cigarette. E-butts are a mov...

Malcolm Gladwell, Proof and Soda

Michael Hobbes | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Hobbes

Starting in the 1990s, governments started taking tobacco prevention seriously. They removed vending machines, taxed cigarettes, banned smoking in bars and prevented marketing anywhere kids might see it. I think in the next 10 years you'll see the same thing with soda.

When Will the FDA Stand Up to Big Tobacco?

Michele Simon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

You might also think that debates over having tobacco industry representatives involved in public health decision-making would be a thing of the past, but not so.

Want to Quit Smoking? Move to a Deserted Island -- for the Rest of Your Life

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

So being dropped on a deserted island may help you quit, but you may have to be ready to stay there . . . permanently.

Gerry Smith

ATF Seeks 'Massive' Database For Faster Investigations | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

The federal agency tasked with regulating firearms wants a new weapon in its investigative arsenal: Big Data. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firea...