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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lucky Strikes

Don Ringe | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Don Ringe

It's hard to watch as Medicare is offered up for cuts while taxes are increased on virtually everything but tobacco. I agree with my politically conservative friends. Let's not raise taxes on tobacco.

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.

The Future of Nicotine Addiction: When Smokers Become Vapers

Brent Green | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Brent Green

The nation's tobacco industry is facing one monumental impediment to future growth: a shrinking (and dying) customer base of cigarette smokers.

Celebrating a Decade of NYC's Landmark Smoke-free Law

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 05.26.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

If we want to spare the next generation from the tobacco-caused disease and death that afflicts ours, we need to renew our commitment to tobacco prevention and control so we can continue shifting attitudes and norms toward tobacco.

What Big Soda Learned From the Marlboro Man

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Food isn't tobacco. And Coca-Cola isn't Philip Morris. But the playbook is the same, and we ignore it at our peril.

Before Rubio, Before Luntz: Meet a Founding Father of Climate Change Denial

David Halperin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
David Halperin

Republican consultant Frank Luntz, a master of words, made clear in a 2002 GOP strategy memo how conservatives would address the growing threat of climate change: They would simply deny it was happening.

Who Has the Real Power to Stop Smoking? Hint: Not Smokers

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Scout, Ph.D.

Quitting smoking isn't just personal -- public health spending and policies help take down the fences to healthier behavior, and we haven't taken down many for smoking at all.

Regulating Tobacco in Europe

Alberto Alemanno | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Alberto Alemanno

While the proposal focuses predominantly on tobacco, it also extends the directive's scope to include products that do not contain tobacco, but nicotine, such as electronic and herbal cigarettes. Their marketing material must now carry health warnings.

Debi Austin Dies Of Cancer

Posted 02.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Deborah "Debi" Austin died of cancer last Friday at the age of 62. Austin was best known for an anti-smoking ad she did for the California Tobacco...

National Cancer Institute Funds Tea Party Witch Hunt

Bill Frezza | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

Is it so radical to believe that smoking--like junk food snarfing, motorcycle riding, sky diving, mountain climbing, promiscuous sex, and running with scissors--is a matter of individual choice, otherwise known as freedom?

To Grasp What Conflicting Health Studies Mean to You, Master Key Science Terms

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In the imperfect communication that translates scientific findings into public pronouncements, a thin thread of an association can come off as a headline that touts a sure-fire way to prevent cancer. But associations and correlations are not definitive proof of causation.

Drug Laws: Why Do We Have Them, and Do They Work?

Rafael Lemaitre | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Rafael Lemaitre

It's a question often raised in today's heated discussion about the efficacy of drug policy in America: Do regulations outlawing certain drugs actually work?

How Smokers Will Tell us If Obamacare is Working

Eli Lehrer | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Because it's one of the few ways they'll be allowed to differentiate on price under Obamacare, a lot of market competition will happen around tobacco users -- if there's much real competition at all.

The Super Bowl Halftime Show Should Not Be Promoting a Public Health Threat

Kristin Van Busum | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Kristin Van Busum

Today's public does not recognize the public health danger associated with sugar-sweetened soda. But with the advance of public awareness, it's possible that images of Beyoncé with the Pepsi logo painted on her lips might be reserved for history books.

Call It Corruption, Not Ideology

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This week the president of the United States held a press conference with the DC elite press corps. They had the opportunity to ask the president what our government is doing about the nation's most serious problems.

CDC Reaches Out To LGBT People In Smoking Cessation Ads

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

We've been targeted by the tobacco industry, we're extremely likely to seek social acceptance, and the pressures of stigma can nudge anyone toward unhealthy behaviors. That's why I was so pleased when the CDC created its first-ever national LGBT-oriented smoking cessation ad.

History Can Be Guide to the Craziness in Gun Debate

Carol DeChant | Posted 12.20.2012 | Crime
Carol DeChant

In these familiar post-slaughter debates between weapon lovers and gun control advocates, history can be a guide to knowing whose claims have merit, and who is fudging the facts.

Regulate Marijuana Better Than Alcohol and Tobacco

Sue Rusche | Posted 02.18.2013 | Denver
Sue Rusche

With more than one-third (Washington) and more than one-fourth (Colorado) of students dropping out of high school, it is critical to make sure underage students can't obtain a drug that will make it harder for them to succeed.

Time For LGBT Communities To Stop Being Such Easy Targets For The Tobacco Industry

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Today and every day, new LGBT youth will pick up cigarettes for the very first time, desperately looking for some way to fit in. I hope we can stop having that momentary isolation play itself out in decades of profits for the tobacco industry, at the direct expense of our communities' health.

Freedomworks' Coal Lobbyist a Former Pro-Tobacco Scientist (VIDEO)

Kevin Grandia | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Tom Borelli, a former science director at Philip Morris who fought claims that secondhand tobacco causes lung cancer and respiratory illness in childr...