| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Thousands of fifth-graders around Harford County have pledged never to try tobacco by signing their names on banners that will be exhibited on National Kick Butts Day March 20.
Harford County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund Tobacco Program...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.
Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:03 PM
High School is beginning to take on a life of it's own in Roanoke County.
"I've heard that there are some people who do end up coming to school high."
Sally Greenberg is a freshman at Hidden Valley High School and she's noticed that more and more of...
| 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,...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Sen. Craig Tieszen wants the Legislature to add a definition of smoking to South Dakota’s code of laws.
He’s not aiming at electronic cigarettes or trying to change any of South Dakota’s regulations on where smokers can light up....
| 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...