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Anti Tobacco

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It

Robin Koval | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Koval

While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.

For Policy Discouraging Smoking, FDA Defies Common Sense in Weighing 'Lost Pleasure' Against Health Benefits

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

The ability of the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products is under threat --from the FDA itself.

CVS Quits Tobacco for Good

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's not just good for health, it's good for business. As the CEO of a non-profit health organization, this is what one would expect me to say. Yet fo...

Now That First Step's Been Taken to Control E-Cigarettes, Many More Should Follow

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

E-cigarettes, and the furtively named "vaping" industry it has spawned, are a mostly uncharted territory of the public health landscape that is finally -- finally -- getting some guidance from the Food and Drug Administration.

50th Anniversary of Landmark Report on Smoking Brings Reflection of Past Success and Reality of New Concerns to Tackle

Ardis D. Hoven, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Health News
Ardis D. Hoven, M.D.

The AMA recognizes the need to tackle some of today's most troubling chronic health conditions -- cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2 -- to which smoking can be linked.

50 Years Since Warning, Tobacco Remains Our Nation's Mt. Everest

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Before you pick up another cigarette, know that you have about 30 million people who are with you -- right now -- wanting just as you badly as you do to beat one of the toughest addictions on earth."

NYC Will Likely Raise The Smoking Age To 21

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York

New York City teenagers will still be able to see cigarettes in stores, but they may not be able to smoke them anymore. Mayor Michael Bloomberg dr...

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.

PICTURES: City Rolls Out New Anti-Smoking Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While most anti-smoking ads use graphic images to show the long-term effects of tobacco, few serve to remind people just how quickly the human body he...

NYC Parks To Ban Smoking?

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's famous parks may be going smoke-free. The city's health commissioner says the next goal in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...

Senate Passes Historic Anti-Smoking Bill

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit ...