| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population.
In a package of studies published...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before running for sheriff of Los Angeles County.
The Skinny: I successfully renewed my driver's license, which required taking the written test again. I only got two wrong and one was about rules for smoking in a car and I quit...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Dear Pharmacist: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and I'm wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. How can a young woman protect against this cancer? — J.D., Silver Springs, Fla.
Dear J.D.: No, it's never been proven...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Responding to the death Friday of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, many of the world’s most respected rock and country vocalists expressed their sorrow over the loss.
As these artists discussed the influence the Everlys had on their own music,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The more people stopped from smoking, the better for them, their families and the state, in money and lives saved. Given that, Connecticut should be a leader in helping people quit smoking or keeping them from beginning. Sadly — amazingly —...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The federal government should regulate e-cigarettes and states should forbid their sale to minors, but an outright ban would collide with the public health goal of reducing harm where possible, public health officials write in the New England Journal of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:57 AM
People standing near someone using an e-cigarette will be exposed to nicotine, but not to other chemicals found in tobacco cigarette smoke, according to a new study.
E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, create a nicotine-rich vapor that can be...
| Jan 19, 2014
As a recovering nicotine addict, the rising tide of local bans against puffing in public on electronic cigarettes makes me wonder what lawmakers have been smoking.
By an overwhelming 45-4 vote last week, Chicago's City Council followed New York, Los...
| Jan 21, 2014
— Everybody's doing it — confessing their youthful, pot-smoking ways — so here goes.
I don't remember.
Kidding, kidding. Anyone over 30 recognizes the old adage: If you remember the '60s, you weren't there. Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Medicine
A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...