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Take Back Your Freedom (and Your Singing in the Rain)

Kipp Friedman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Perhaps Stephen Dorff was right after all. All one had to do to take back your freedom was simply exercise your right to vape.

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

Would the Marlboro Man Get Diabetes Today?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I just returned from Findlay, Ohio where I addressed 25 people with Type 2 diabetes. Most of them use insulin and most rely on Medicaid for their insu...

Philip Morris International Targets the Next Generation of Marlboro Smokers

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Matthew L. Myers

The "Be Marlboro" campaign features new images, but the same old themes that tell young people to assert their independence and define themselves by smoking Marlboro cigarettes.

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.

CVS Decision on Tobacco Sales Prompts Memory of Life With Cigarettes

Keith Runyon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Keith Runyon

Deep down, I knew, and I think most everyone around me knew, that cigarettes were coffin nails.

Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking-Related Disease

AP | DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72. Lawson died Jan....

Climate Deniers, Meet Joe Camel

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In short, the global warming deniers are as wrong as the smoke-blowers who said in the 1960s that a pack a day was fine. No one seriously argues today that tobacco isn't bad for you -- and if they did, no one would listen.

Dear Marlboro Man

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

It was inevitable that things would end this way because your message was fundamentally flawed, built on bad information. You were never independent.

Best/Worst Brands: Breaking Good, Afros and Crowdfunding

Alona Elkayam | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Whenever I see a really big afro in bustling NYC, I get the feeling it's winking at me, saying, "Remember me?" When an afro sighting is followed up by a throwback cigarette or e-cigarette advertisement on a bus shelter I don't smile, for a moment i get genuinely confused what era it is.

No Planet, No Jobs: The Suicide Bombing of Science

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Bernard Starr

Yes climate change is a jobs issue and moreover, it's the foremost personal and national security issue. The misery delivered by hurricane Sandy has unveiled the hazard of a wait-and-see policy. What are we waiting for now?

Jason Cherkis

Mitt Romney's Bain Helped U.S. High Schoolers Get Hooked On Marlboros

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney served as CEO of Bain & Co., his consulting firm helped tobacco giant Philip Morris develop a groundbreaking sales stra...

Spilled Milk: Treehouse Envy

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

I had set about doing a noble, classically American, Norman Rockwellian dad thing: building a treehouse for my kids.