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Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:01 -0500
The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful.

The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:00:13 -0500
As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.

White Smoke From the Vatican? Not From Cigarettes
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:40:49 -0500
Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in the city state, where discounted, duty-free purchases were a source of revenue and an employee perk.

Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:33:01 -0500
The marketing agency Piala announced the incentive in September, as other companies and the government struggle to encourage healthier choices by workers.

Just Say No to Opioids? Ads Could Actually Make Things Worse
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:30:02 -0500
The president’s idea for advertising could backfire if we don’t learn from past antidrug campaigns.

New York State Bans Vaping Anywhere Cigarettes Are Prohibited
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:37:22 -0500
Starting late next month, electronic cigarettes will be banned from indoor public spaces like bars, restaurants and offices in New York State.

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:01 -0500
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women.

Is It O.K. to Give Cigarettes to a Homeless Person?
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:00:02 -0500
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on coveted but harmful handouts and lying to a parent with dementia about the other parent’s death.

Is Microvascular Heart Disease a Serious Condition?
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:01 -0500
Microvascular heart disease affects about four times as many women as men, and the condition can be very serious.

The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:01 -0500
The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality.