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Surgeon General Raises E-Cigarette Concerns
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:35:02 -0500
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the United States Surgeon General, called for action on Thursday to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people.

Use of E-Cigarettes by Young People Is Major Concern, Surgeon General Declares
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:01:05 -0500
E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among youths, surpassing tobacco cigarettes, according to a new report.

A Fairer Smoking Ban
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:35:08 -0500
A reader writes that the ban should not be imposed selectively, as in public housing.

Even a Cigarette a Day Is Bad for Your Health
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:26:34 -0500
Light smokers who quit at age 50 still have a 44 percent increased risk of premature death.

A New Low for Cigarette Smoking
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:49:54 -0500
The number of Americans who smoke has dropped below 40 million for the first time since they’ve been counted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. Will Ban Smoking in Public Housing Nationwide
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:42:02 -0500
Officials said the rule, which bars tobacco use in apartments, common areas and offices, will take effect in early 2017. It will cover the homes of more than 400,000 New York City residents.

Climate Change in Trump’s Age of Ignorance
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:44:05 -0500
Science is being used as an instrument of deception on issues like global warming.

With an Eye on Hunger, Scientists See Promise in Genetic Tinkering of Plants
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:16:32 -0500
By altering photosynthesis in tobacco, researchers improved the plant’s production, a method they hope will prove successful in food crops.

Don’t Look to E-Cigarettes as a Panacea for Smoking
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:21:04 -0500
A psychologist and the American Lung Association warn of the costs.

Who Wins if California Voters Tax E-Cigarettes?
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 16:29:24 -0500
Proposition 56 would tax e-cigarettes in the state for the first time, despite evidence suggesting e-cigarettes are less harmful and may help people quit smoking.