| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:54 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients in psychiatric hospitals who take part in smoking cessation programs during their stay are more likely to be smoke-free after 18 months, compared to patients who don't participate in the programs, says a new study....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:28 PM
It's hard not to be sympathetic to Andy Nowicki. He is a decorated combat veteran of World War II and is about to turn 90. He picked up the smoking habit 70 years ago, back when the Army put free cigarettes in C-ration kits.
Now he and his wife face...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:49 AM
LC Health Department to begin free quit smoking class with free patches
The Lincoln County Health Department is starting the Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking. The class is free and the nicotine patch is provided free as well. This is a 13-week...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes.
City Manager John Pietig recommended adding e-cigarettes to the city's ordinance restricting the use in public of tobacco and other plants or weeds that are smoked. The...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:21 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Candy Meredith still remembers the exact minute when her husband, Steven, had his first heart attack.
It was July 14, 2012, and he was working in the yard when, at 12:13 p.m., he realized that he couldn't breathe.
Steven Meredith Sr.,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The first major smoking ban went into effect on U.S. airlines 25 years ago, and it was considered a victory by anti-smoking advocates. It restricted smoking only to flights longer than two hours.
Of course, that's laughable now.
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a trial of e-cigarettes among Italian smokers with no desire to quit using tobacco at the outset, up to 13 percent of participants were not smoking regular cigarettes at all a year later.
Though the study was not billed...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:31 PM
If the gun manufacturers want to leave Connecticut, then all I can say is
don't let the door hit you in the backside on your way out. I don't like to
see any industry move away from the Nutmeg State. I feel bad for the people
who will be kicked to the...
| 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,...
| Jun 14, 2013
For three hours each work week, Bert Rice walks laps around Burba Lake at Fort Meade — part of a mission by the federal government to build a healthier workforce.
Rice, 76, a retired Army colonel and former Anne Arundel County councilman working...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ “ he once said.
Weaver, the Orioles’ chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four...