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What Flying Was Like Before the Smoke Cleared
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Pressure from a flight attendants’ union was crucial to the ban imposed on smoking on domestic flights 25 years ago.

Need to Curtail Smoking Becomes More Acute as Its Known Dangers Widen
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:45:08 -0500
A study linking an extra five diseases and 60,000 deaths to tobacco use, and the popularity of e-cigarettes, should push the F.D.A. into action.

Reynolds Enters Partnership on Stop-Smoking Products
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Niconovum, a unit of Reynolds American, will work with a Pinney affiliate to develop a new kind of nicotine gum and other nicotine-replacement products like electronic cigarettes.

Medicine Given Even Before Smokers Are Ready to Quit Is Found to Help Them
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A study has found that even for people who are not ready to stop smoking immediately, medicine taken over time can improve their chances of eventually quitting.

The Smoking Toll Gets Much Worse
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A new study provides stark evidence that the need to help people quit is more important than ever.

Smoke-Free Policies
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Patrick Kwan, an antismoking advocate, writes that “there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure.”

Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A new analysis suggests that an additional 60,000 deaths a year in the United States are linked to smoking.

CVS Earnings Increase 4%, Despite End of Tobacco Sales
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The company said on Tuesday that growing demand for expensive specialty drugs helped increase revenue from its pharmacy benefits management business nearly 22 percent in the quarter, to $23.9 billion.

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Drops, C.D.C. Reports
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The share of American nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke fell to 25 percent in 2012 from 53 percent in 2000, according to an analysis of health data.

Is Vaping Worse Than Smoking?
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
You wouldn’t discover the correct answer from reading the latest study on e-cigarettes.