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CVS To Stop Selling All Tobacco Products

CVS To Stop Selling All Tobacco Products

By Lindsay McCane February 5, 2014

The luxury of being able to purchase your cigarettes, while picking up your prescriptions, will soon come to an end. CVS Caremark made an announcement, on Wednesday, stating that, as of October 1, 2014, they will no longer be selling …

Tobacco-Buying Age To Be Raised To 21 In NY Tobacco-Buying Age To Be Raised To 21 In NY
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New York City will soon become the latest to raise the tobacco-buying age to 21, and smokers are not happy about it. The city council voted to approve the law on Wednesday night, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has 30 days …

More Behind FDA Move To Kill Menthol Cigarettes More Behind FDA Move To Kill Menthol Cigarettes

Menthol cigarettes have been the subject of one rumor after another for years. Due to the popularity of the flavor among African-American men, there was a rumor that Kool menthols were owned by the KKK and intended to curb the …

FDA Considers Menthol Cigarette Regulation FDA Considers Menthol Cigarette Regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is seeking feedback and proposals on regulating menthol in cigarettes. The agency stated that it is considering several regulatory options, including establishing product standards for menthol content in cigarettes. …

Camel Crush Cigarette Ads Targeted By Health Groups Camel Crush Cigarette Ads Targeted By Health Groups
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Camel brand cigarettes are coming under fire from several health groups for placing ads in magazines marketed for teens. The cigarettes, called Camel Crush, feature a small capsule inside the filter which, when pushed, releases a menthol flavor. The novelty …

Asthma Cases Fall in Wake of Smoke-Free Laws Asthma Cases Fall in Wake of Smoke-Free Laws

A new study has shown that hospital admissions for childhood asthma have fallen significantly following the introduction of a smoke-free law in the U.K. The study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, showed a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood …

Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome

A new study has shown that changes found in smokers’ lungs can linger and affect the outcome of heart surgery even a year after quitting. The study, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, looked at the outcomes …

Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations

A new analysis conducted at the University of California San Francisco has shown that laws preventing smoking at work and other public places, such as restaurants and bars, result in fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory …

Smokers Miss More Work, Shows Study Smokers Miss More Work, Shows Study

A new study shows that smokers take two to three more sick days per year than those who don’t, costing billions of pounds worth of lost productivity. The study, published this week in the journal Addiction, shows that smokers are …

Twitter Addiction Will Not Kill You Twitter Addiction Will Not Kill You

There’s a reason there are so many clinics and support groups for people who have addictions: having one or more can cause job loss, depression, death, end relationships, debt, physical illness, and lots of other things that will lower the …