CVS To Stop Selling All Tobacco Products

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…

FDA Reveals New Anti-Smoking Campaign For Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today revealed a new anti-smoking ad campaign targeted at teens. The ads will be geared toward preventing teens aged 12 to 17 from ever smoking cigarettes. The agency estimates that 10 million teens…

“Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes” A Hoax

The internet was set ablaze over the past few days following a report by Abril Uno that Phillip Morris, the largest producer of cigarettes in the world, would be dabbling marijuana. The company would supposedly be releasing marijuana cigarettes, aptly…

E-Cigarettes Have Been Banned In New York

On Thursday, the New York City Council voted nearly unanimously to ban the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public places. The ban includes restaurants, bars, parks, and other public areas. E-cigarettes were developed to be an alternative to smoking…

New York City to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Among its 8.3 million residents, 14 per cent of New York City smokes – the average price of a pack costs $11.90, which rakes in about $1.8 billion in tax receipts a year. Last Wednesday night, the New York City Council…

Tobacco-Buying Age To Be Raised To 21 In NY

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

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

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 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 in Children 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…