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Youth Smoking

End the Tobacco Epidemic: Enough is Enough -- Together, We Can Save Half a Million Lives Every Year

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Without stronger laws to protect people, the door is left wide open for the tobacco industry to take advantage. Cigarette manufacturers have bought companies that make e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products to grow their empire, increase profits and maintain power over our youth.

New York City Makes History Again

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

When the bill is signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg, New York City will be the first large city in the country to have a minimum smoking age above 19.

Latest Research on Tobacco Use and Health Care Cost Has Global Implications

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.

What Are E-cigarettes and Why Are They Here?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

By adding e-cigarettes, rather than subtracting tobacco cigarettes, many smokers will miss an opportunity to protect their physical, emotional and financial health.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Stop Their Kids From Smoking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

For every person who dies from smoking -- about 1,200 a day -- two youths or young adults become smokers. Ninety percent of these "replacement" smokers have their first cigarette before they are 18 years old. One of them could be your kid.

Jason Cherkis

Up In Smoke: Romney Spiked Massachusetts' Model Anti-Smoking Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the mid 1980s, Massachusetts Department of Public Health official Gregory Connolly began a seemingly hopeless campaign to end smoking...

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...

Kids Just Aren't Smoking Like They Used To

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. -- Sales of tobacco to minors in the U.S. reached an all-time low in 2011 under a federal and state inspection program intended to curb ...

Why Are So Many Teens Still Smoking?

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 03.08.2012 | Teen

RICHMOND, Va. -- More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacc...

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Over the last three years, we've made significant strides in our fight against tobacco, and our efforts are paying off. But today's report is an important reminder to our nation that we have a lot more work to do to make tobacco death and disease part of our past.