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11 Ads Marlboro Swears Don't Target Teenagers

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business

The world's best-selling cigarette brand is under fire for allegedly targeting teens. A new study released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a...

When Health Is Your Business: Pharmacies Must Stop Selling Cigarettes

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Every business that is involved in health and health care must now do its part. Time is of the essence; tobacco is an epidemic that must be stopped.

Lynne Peeples

Flame Retardant Fight Echoes Past Public Health Battles

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

When chemical companies hired Grant Gillham in 2007 to manage a campaign in defense of flame retardants in couches and other consumer goods, Gillham r...

CVS Makes Big Move Against Big Tobacco

Reuters | Phil Wahba and Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business

Feb 5 (Reuters) - CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first U...

The Battle Against Tobacco Rages On

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The tobacco industry still spends billions of dollars a year -- more than $28 for every man, woman and child in the United States -- to promote its deadly products. CDC recommends that states fund tobacco prevention programs at $12 per person per year. But last year states spent less than $1.50 per person to address this serious health threat.

E-cigarettes: Should They Be Regulated as Cigarettes?

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Like other gateway products Big Tobacco has masked to entice its next generation of smokers, e-cigarettes follow suit as its popularity with youth nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.

My Hypocrisy as an NFL Fan

Avi Sinensky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Avi Sinensky

NFL players are dying. And they're doing it for our entertainment.

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.

9 Terribly Disturbing Things About Electronic Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2013 | Business

By now, you've probably seen them being smoked on the subway or in a bar -- those shiny, futuristic, battery-operated nicotine inhalers better know as...

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 ...

Lynne Peeples

Will Lead Paint Makers Face The Same Fate As Big Tobacco?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Electronic Cigarettes -- Let's Think Before We Inhale

Jeffrey B. Lane | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Jeffrey B. Lane

As is the case with conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, an addictive drug. Beyond their addictive quality, the health consequences of e-cigarettes are largely unknown. Before we jump on the bandwagon of promotion, let's consider the facts.

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...

Joy Resmovits

These States Don't Fund School For Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget pits education activists against the tobacco industry by proposing to help fund a new early childhood education p...

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.

Marijuana Legalization Proponents Deny Health Harms Just Like the Tobacco Industry Did

Sue Rusche | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Sue Rusche

Sooner or later, marijuana legalization proponents will have to take responsibility for grossly misleading the public about the health harms of pot. To persuade people to legalize, they have to perpetuate the myth that marijuana is harmless.

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.

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?

False Spontaneity of the Tea Party

Al Gore | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Al Gore

A new study funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health reveals that the Tea Party Movement was planned over a decade ago by groups with ties to the tobacco and fossil fuel industries.

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.

Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor's Tobacco Roots

Steve Horn | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

With easily apparent deep-seated roots dating back to the halcyon days of Big Tobacco, the DOE's NERA selection raises the question: Can one view the NERA/Obama DOE economic findings on LNG exports as anything but a deeply cynical PR ploy?

Paul Blumenthal

'Independent' Watchdog Has History Of Corporate Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is known in Washington as a nonpartisan budget watchdog, a central voice in calls to rein...