| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:29 PM
It's like AA without the rambling speeches, stale coffee or stink of cigarettes. You can show up in the middle of the night, without leaving your bed.
It's no wonder self-help "communities" online are shoving conventional in-person support groups to the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:13 AM
There is an elderly chronic smoker in E-Cig City in Laguna Beach. You can just tell. She has that ashen look, a little gaunt, with breathing to match. She quietly gulps air between her sentences like exclamation points.
She is talking and listening to...
| 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 2, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The twin plagues of economic hardship and low academic attainment turn out to be an inflammatory problem, not just for society but for the human bodies beset by them. And for many, including those in minority groups who disproportionately experience...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:24 PM
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Laguna Beach restaurant owners are coping with customers who choose to boot up battery-powered, vapor-emanating electronic cigarettes in the absence of rules governing use of the devices....
| Jul 6, 2013
Customers at the Vapor Spot in Los Angeles puff on electronic vaporizers in an environment that looks like a cross between a swanky bar and a pharmacy, with black-shirted staffers tending frosted-glass countertops and hundreds of dropper bottles of "e-...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:25 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's king is a colorful figure. Perhaps a little too colorful.
Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's greatest claim to fame is that he counts South Africa's first black president among his subjects.
But the king of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:03 PM
About three-quarters of homeless people smoke cigarettes, and the complacent approach to that situation needs to change to support efforts to get them to quit, doctors wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine.
“Vulnerable and marginalized...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Women, wouldn’t you like to know your precise risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer? And wouldn’t you like to know what changes you could make in your life to reduce that risk?
Researchers from the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
| Aug 23, 2013
If all the dire warnings about your health haven't motivated you to quit smoking, perhaps a jolt to the real estate pocketbook would do the trick.
A couple of recent events have dovetailed to make one wonder whether the real estate industry — and,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:48 PM
“I would like to know when they plan to clean the pond at City Park. It is disgusting. I feel sorry for the ducks having to even swim around in that nasty, dirty water. I would also like to know what the county or city is planning to do about the...