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Teenage Smoking Rates
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:07:02 -0500
A drop in smoking rates is “cause for celebration,” a writer says, but the one-fifth of teenagers who still smoke remain at risk.

Black Health Experts Renew Fight Against Menthol Cigarettes
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:39:16 -0500
President Obama’s help was sought against a type of cigarette that is popular among African-American smokers and is heavily marketed to them.

Smoking and Drinking Rates Among U.S. Teenagers Fall to New Lows
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:03:10 -0500
The trends among teenagers were encouraging, experts said, but other data in a national survey pointed to persistent prescription drug abuse by Americans.

A Lobbyist Wrote the Bill. Will the Tobacco Industry Win Its E-Cigarette Fight?
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:27 -0500
Nearly two decades after the $200 billion settlement to compensate the public for health consequences of smoking, the industry still wields clout in Washington.

Tobacco Watchdog Expands Its Reach: A Primer
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:09 -0500
A quick breakdown of the players and products involved in Big Tobacco's latest fight.

Can We Talk About Your Weight?
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:36:11 -0500
When it comes to informing patients about potentially healthy interventions, I am not shy.

Feeling Cornered, Coal Industry Borrows From Tobacco Playbook, Activists Say
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:31 -0500
A presentation at a trade group meeting showed that coal companies were seeing comparisons that environmentalists typically make.

Picking Tobacco Under an Unforgiving Sun in Mexico
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:24 -0500
César Rodríguez has been documenting the plight of Huichol tobacco workers in Mexico, who have toiled for years exposed to the elements and chemicals.

Is It O.K. to Date a Supervisor Who Isn’t My Direct Boss?
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:31:34 -0500
Also, arguing over an ashtray, how to stand up to a selfish friend and the curious case of the always-undercooked burger.

A Dollar for a Cigarette
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:00:04 -0500
Every time someone passed him, he asked the same thing: “Do you have an extra cigarette?” But one day, he had a new question.