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The Decline Of Cigarettes In 2 Captivating Map GIFs

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

Smoking has become a much more costly habit in the last several decades, in large part because of increasingly high levels of taxes levied on tobacco....

A Balanced Review of E-cigs by the American Heart Association

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

The American Heart Association (AHA) should be commended for its review of e-cigs. It places appropriate emphasis on the importance of rapidly carrying out research to fill key gaps in our ability to develop science-based regulations.

Here Are The States That Are Still Addicted To Smoking

Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

If you or someone you love smokes, there's no better time than the present to quit -- especially considering November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month a...

NYC Cigarette Tax Hampered By Low Fines

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- High taxes have emerged as the No. 1 weapon in the war on smoking. The more cigarettes cost, research has shown, the fewer people buy them...

Teen Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Teen

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, a decline that may have been partly driven by a sharp...

Smokeout Day 2012: Realities Behind the New Numbers

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

While adult smoking rates in the general population were cut in half between 1965 and 2004, the ratio of heavy and dependent smokers who meet the psychiatric definition of "nicotine dependence" is steadily rising.

Fewer People Lighting Up

Posted 08.23.2012 | Healthy Living

Fewer people are smoking, according to a new report from Gallup. One in five adults (20 percent) said that they smoked in the last week in the new ...

The State With The Most Smokers Is...

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Today is the 25th anniversary of World No Tobacco Day. Do you know what's at stake? According to the World Health Organization, 6 million peop...

Want to Bring Down Smoking Rates? Follow the Lead of New York

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

We were encouraged, if not surprised, that the mayor has stepped across the country to California to let Big Tobacco know we will fight them everywhere. It is literally a matter of life and death.

Majority of Americans Support Public Smoking Bans

Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living

The majority of Americans don't mind if you smoke, they just don't want you to do it around them. According to a poll released by Gallup today, 59...

Pack-A-Day-Smoking Is Down Dramatically

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the last 40 years, the number of people who smoke a pack a day has dropped significantly, a new study finds. And California -- with its comprehe...

Tobacco Company Reynolds In Talks To Buy Company For Quitters

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — Reynolds American Inc., maker of Camel cigarettes and Grizzly smokeless tobacco, is in talks to buy a Swedish company that helps...