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North Korea Launches Newest Offensive: Cigarette Butts
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Balloons sent by the North carried not just leaflets declaring South Korea’s leader a “filthy president,” but also a payload of actual filth.

Public Housing Agencies Seek More Time to Enact Smoking Ban
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500
Officials with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development said they have received more than 1,000 comments about the proposed ban.

Citi Field and Yankee Stadium Could Become Off Limits to Smokeless Tobacco
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500
A New York City Council member is set to introduce a bill that that would ban smokeless tobacco from public arenas in the five boroughs.

Jerusalem Attacks Subside, but Not Palestinian Ire, as Israel Clamps Down
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Most attacks are now carried out by Palestinians from the West Bank, rather than East Jerusalem, but some predict that Israel’s tough policies will backfire.

Report Finds Less Misuse of Painkillers by Teenagers
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The news heartened officials who remained concerned at the steady numbers regarding marijuana and e-cigarette use.

Where Smoking Persists
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A researcher at Brown University writes that the overall low rate “masks tremendous disparities with populations.”

Massachusetts, Like Boston, Weighs Raising Legal Age for Buying Cigarettes to 21
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The minimum legal age for tobacco sales has emerged in recent years as a new front in the battle to curb smoking.

‘Mama Says That Santa Claus Does Not Come to Poor People’
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
New books reveal heart-rending letters to Santa Claus as well as a scandal that involving a fraudulent Santa Claus Association.

Don’t Let Progress on Tobacco Evaporate
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
House Republicans are seeking to slash government programs that have helped lower the adult smoking rate.

On the Cigar Trail in Cuba
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Prompted by thawing relations, an American cigar lover goes to Cuba to find one of the best.