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‘Vape’ Joins Pot Lingo as Oxford’s Word of the Year
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
The 2014 Word of the Year is now part of the lexicon of legal marijuana.

Massachusetts Town Votes to End Bid for Tobacco Ban
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A week after a public hearing of angry citizens was cut short, the Board of Health in Westminster, Mass., voted to stop pursuing a proposed ban on tobacco.

Firestorm Erupts in Anti-Smoking Massachusetts Town
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Residents of Westminster object to becoming the first in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.

Obesity Is Tied to Pollutants
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:41:12 -0500
Exposure to secondhand smoke and roadway traffic may be tied to increased body mass index in children and adolescents, a new study suggests.

Stuff We Liked: Health Care Is a Focus, but Dogs Get a Look, Too
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A roundup of interesting sites from around the web suggested by The Upshot staff.

E-Cigarettes Gain Among High School Students, C.D.C. Finds
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
About 4.5 percent of American high school students used electronic cigarettes in 2013, up from 2.8 percent in 2012, according to a survey.

Medicare Proposes Paying for Lung Cancer Screenings for Older Longtime Smokers
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A draft decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would extend coverage for CT scans to Medicare beneficiaries who smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or the equivalent.

How One Lawyer’s Crusade Could Change Football Forever
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
The N.F.L. is more popular — and more profitable — than ever. But its coming settlement over brain injuries could lay the groundwork that pushes the sport to the margins of American culture.

Nostalgic Odors on the No. 5 Train
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:37:37 -0500
Metropolitan Diary: A stranger on the subway smelled of tobacco, and suddenly, a rider was flooded with memories.

The Cigar Boys
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Matt Johnson and Steve Silverman can usually be found in the evenings sitting on a bench along Central Park West puffing away on cigars.