| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:59 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as "vaping," from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other public spaces in the nation's second-largest city.
A spokeswoman for Mayor...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:26 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.
"Earlier studies of older participants showed that the smokers had structural...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:10 PM
After two days of relentless chest pain, Sean Curry, cigarette in hand, drove himself to The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) Family Health Center in Bristol. At 38, he'd quickly learn he was having a heart attack, setting wheels in motion for a...
| Mar 1, 2014
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology caused a ruckus late last year when they issued new guidelines that, by some measures, would double the number of people who should take a cholesterol-lowering drug, notes Consumer...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Should electronic cigarettes be regulated like tobacco products, emblazoned with warnings and subject to tight marketing restrictions? Those are among the questions before the Food and Drug Administration as it decides in the coming weeks how to handle...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:55 AM
The annual Pig on the Pond "For the Kids," a barbecue competition and festival set for March 7 through 9 at Clermont's Waterfront Park, will have its "Rib Run for Education" 5K run/walk.
The event, presented by First Green Bank, begins at 8 a.m. March 8...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
| Feb 15, 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla. The bad times far outweighed the good during Jim Fregosi's managerial tenure with the Phillies, and even then he was able to make you believe he was the smartest man in the room. He had weaknesses, but he still made you think he was as...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
I am responding to John Starr's letter, "CVS halt of tobacco sales is a publicity stunt" (Feb 8). Like Dr. Starr, I wondered if CVS' next step would be to take all unhealthy snacks off their shelves as well. Small steps, Dr. Starr.
In 1985, there were...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:39 AM
During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...