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Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine
Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
The different ways of delivering nicotine come with different risks and need to be addressed.

Tobacco Giants Sue Britain Over Rules on Plain Packaging
Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco say a planned ban on colorfully branded cigarette boxes would unlawfully curtail business.

Odd and Odder
Wed, 20 May 2015 08:25:45 -0400
Metropolitan Diary: Two sights on the same day suggest that in New York City, one has never really seen it all.

Study Asks if Carrot or Stick Can Better Help Smokers Quit
Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Researchers found that offering incentives to quit was effective, but that the chance of success was nearly doubled by setting up penalties.

On Medicare and Assessing the Value of Lung Cancer Screening
Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Even after Medicare has promised to begin covering the test, it will not help everyone who’s eligible, experts warn, and will subject some to harm.

World Bank's Pension Holdings Clash With Its Carbon Policies
Tue, 05 May 2015 20:40:00 -0400
The pension fund was ranked a "laggard" in transparency and managing climate risks in a report released by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project,

Marketing of Marijuana
Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Patrick J. Kennedy and Kevin A. Sabet say the marketing tactics of Big Tobacco are being used to sell pot where it is legal.

Hawaii: State Moves to Set Highest Legal Smoking Age
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the smoking age to 21 from 18 cleared the Legislature on Friday.

New Orleans Bars Issue Last Call for Smoking
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Just after midnight, it became illegal to smoke in the establishments, prompting a mix of cheers, lamentations and resigned shrugs.

The Perils of Smokeless Tobacco
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Companies claiming a healthier tobacco product do not address concerns about possible nicotine addiction in young people.