| Oct 8, 2013
Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department. Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets.
These reports are designed to give you an idea of what residents and police are...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels.
On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Alaska is joining dozens of states in calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase regulation of electronic cigarettes.
Attorney General Michael Geraghty, in a letter also signed by 39 other attorneys general, says he wants the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:23 AM
By this time in September, Jackie Olson had hoped her daughter Kaitlyn Moak would be settling into her second year at Illinois State, weathering the usual ups and downs of college life away from home.
In the months before her death from a heroin...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:48 PM
It's troubling that use of e-cigarettes by young people is increasing. The devices look like plastiv versions of normal cigarettes but emit highly addictive nicotine without the tobacco, tar and smoke.
The proportion of high school students trying e-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most young people in the U.S. who use newer smokeless tobacco products are smoking cigarettes too, according to new research.
"These findings are troubling, but not surprising, as tobacco companies spend huge sums to market...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Now the party doesn’t have to stop when your favorite bar or restaurant closes. Historic Ellicott City’s Ghost Lounge Hookah Bar stays open until 3 a.m. What’s more, the hookah bar, which has more than 50 flavors of water pipe tobacco,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The first time I met Mick Farren — who died in London over the weekend at age 69, after collapsing during a performance by his band the Deviants — was in his apartment in West Hollywood. This was during the 1990s, and we were both working...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Just in time for the summer cocktail season, there's a research finding that offers a new recipe for excessive alcohol consumption. Let's call this cocktail a Tension Burner and ask the barman to go easy on the dopamine. First ingredient: stress hormones;...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Legal challenges have stalled the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's proposal to require that graphic warning labels cover half of all cigarette packages, but a new study suggests a less in-your-face tactic — requiring packaging to be plain —...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
One out of 10 American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly three in 100 middle-school students, according to a new federal report. That’s about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011.
The sharp increase has public...