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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 ...

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...

Take a Walk in Our Kids' Shoes on World No Tobacco Day

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Despite great strides in reducing smoking in NYC, our youth smoking rates have remained the same for the past seven years, and tobacco still remains the leading cause of preventable death, killing thousands.

World No-Tobacco Day: Tobacco Use Is on the Rise

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

As a global community, we know how detrimental smoking is to health. Why can't we stem the growing trend of smoking among youth and in emerging markets?

Gotta Cigarette? How the Tobacco Companies are Gaining Ground in Promoting Coffin Nails for the World Through the TPP

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

Tobacco regulation is just one example of how the TPP will have damaging effects on the world we live in. We need to expose the deadly flaws in these behind-closed-doors negotiations now, before it's too late.

Unreliable Sources 2: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Part 2: To understand just how the fossil fuel industry has been laundering climate disinformation, there are few better places to start than with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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 06.01.2013 | 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.

Tobacco, It's What's For Dinner!

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.01.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- Tobacco: It's what's for dinner. A team of Croatian chefs whipped up a pungent meal Thursday, infusing the flavor of the tobacco leaf synon...

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?