| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced".
Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research.
"It seems very clear that...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:21 PM
I am a senior at Providence High School. I just wanted to bring to your attention the growing popularity of hookahs, which are water pipes used to smoke tobacco that comes in different flavors.
It originated in Persia and India long ago but has spread...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Their excitement swelling with each car horn that sounded, about 20 mostly pre-teen girls took to Hagerstown’s Public Square for 15 minutes Friday afternoon to flash signs decorated with anti-tobacco slogans, while cheering in unison chants such...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:45 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Certain school-based programs that aim to keep kids from smoking cigarettes seem to work, according to a fresh look at some past research.
After examining over a hundred "gold standard" studies, researchers found that school-...
| 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 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Federal health officials on Thursday unveiled a $54 million national media campaign to get people to quit smoking and to prevent non-smokers, especially children, from starting.
The campaign, called "Tips From Former Smokers," is intended to educate...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:33 AM
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the number of tobacco users.
Dissolvable tobacco is finely milled tobacco...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:31 PM
Chicago firefighters responding to reports of smoke inside a Wicker Park apartment building this morning discovered a badly burned woman who had been smoking while hooked up to oxygen, authorities said.
The fire inside the woman's second-floor...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Parents say they fear for their children's safety after hearing news of an abduction in Somerset Township Thursday.
State police are looking for a white male who abducted a girl along Wills Church Road around 4 p.m. The girl was released a short distance...