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Texas Once Again to Consider a Statewide Smoking Ban
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Next year, Texas lawmakers will again consider a statewide ban on smoking in public places. It will be the fifth legislative session in a row in which such a measure has been proposed.

Are the Best Cigars Really Cuban?
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Some enthusiasts think other countries are closing in.

E-Cigarettes Top Smoking Among Youths, Study Says
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
The increase is occurring as the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.

E-Cigarettes May Serve as Gateway to Smoking for Teens, Study Suggests
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:19:17 -0500
A study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics seems to add to the evidence that e-cigarettes are doing more to promote nicotine use than to help people quit.

China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Almost all of the world’s e-cigarettes are made without oversight, and experts say flawed or sloppy manufacturing could account for some of the hazards seen in the devices.

Risk Warnings on Smokeless Tobacco
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
There isn’t enough evidence to support a softening of the wording on labels.

Antismoking Story That Is Tailored to Native Alaskans
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Michael George Patterson tells of his impending death to Alaskan youths, who have been found to not respond to fear-inducing imagery of disease and shortened life.

Studying Snus, a Smokeless Tobacco From Sweden
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Much research has been conducted on the health effects of Swedish snus, a smokeless tobacco product. A look at the state of the science.

A Lesser Warning? Maybe
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Swedish Match, a tobacco company, wants the F.D.A. to change course, by declaring its smokeless product as having “substantially lower risks to health than cigarettes.”

Nicotine Without Death
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0500
The growing pains in the e-cigarette industry suggest a mix of cautious optimism and deep frustration among executives.