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Tobacco Use

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  • If bureaucratic buttinskies back off, e-cigs can help smokers quit

    On January 11, 1964, the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health released its very first report on tobacco smoking.
  • Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

    Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking
    WASHINGTON — Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco. In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the nation's largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking. The basis...

    John Oliver targets cigarettes on 'Last Week Tonight'; Philip Morris reacts

    John Oliver targets cigarettes on 'Last Week Tonight'; Philip Morris reacts
    John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” turned his attention to the tobacco industry in Sunday night's episode, and it wasn’t pretty for main target Philip Morris International. The HBO host spent about 20 minutesĀ ripping...

    Islamic State: Smoking will kill you, one way or another

    Islamic State: Smoking will kill you, one way or another
    Beheadings have become commonplace in the territories held by the militant Islamic State, but the severed head reportedly found last month in the eastern Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen was nevertheless unusual. It had a cigarette placed between its lips....

    Cigarette smoking is even more deadly than you think, study says

    Cigarette smoking is even more deadly than you think, study says
    The U.S. surgeon general says about 480,000 AmericansĀ die each year as a result of smoking. But a new analysis suggests the true figure may be closer to 575,000. The 21 causes of death that have been officially blamed on smoking accounted for 83% of the...