| 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 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 —...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis.
"The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the...
| 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 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 5, 2013
| 10:46 AM
My wonderful mother studied one year at Occidental College before she went on to UC Berkeley, so maybe that was the reason she never liked the term "oxymoron." But that brings to my mind that the biggest oxymoron in our lives today is the term "controlled...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Oh, Hawks, how far you’ve come.
In a simpler time, when sports chatter was confined to radio waves and ink on dead trees, the Blackhawks kissed their first Stanley Cup. The year was 1934, and hockey still was a novelty from up north, at least...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:24 AM
The House passed a measure Wednesday to send hookahs and bongs up in smoke.
The bill (HB 49) passed 112-3 and bans all pipes made of metal, acrylic, plastic, ceramic, glass or stone along with smoking devices such as hookahs and bongs. The bill...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:08 PM
North Coast Highway: A caller reported patrons at the Crescent Bay Inn refused to leave in the 1400 block at 11:46 a.m. Friday.
Wave Street: A woman reported her medication and purse were stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block at 6:03 p.m....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:51 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
Instead, the Food and...