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‘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.

A Proposed Smoking Ban in Public Housing
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Ira Glasser, former head of the A.C.L.U., calls the ban “outrageous” because it compels mostly nonwhite residents to give up rights that others have.

Smoking Returns as a Hot Issue in New York Public Housing
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A renewed conversation about limiting smoking in multiple-unit dwellings could at least get things moving toward the right place.

U.S. Smoking Rate Declines, but Poor Remain at Higher Risk
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
About a third of Americans insured by Medicaid in 2014 were cigarette smokers. The figure for the privately insured? 13 percent.

Smoking Ban Proposal a Surprise to Some Public Housing Tenants
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Citing health concerns, the federal government wants to bar residents of subsidized complexes from lighting up in their apartments — causing some tenants to wonder about officials’ priorities.

They’re Coming for Your Cigarettes. But That’s O.K.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Concerns over secondhand smoke easily override arguments over personal freedom.

Public Housing Nationwide May Be Subject to Smoking Ban
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A proposed federal rule, announced on Thursday, opens the latest front in the long-running campaign to curb unwanted exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke.

Exxon Inquiry Both Mirrors and Contrasts With Tobacco Industry Case
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The tobacco industry largely hid evidence of the addictiveness of tobacco, while Exxon published peer-reviewed climate change research even as it raised doubts on the underlying science.