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…

Smoking Could be Banned in UK Prisons

A smoking ban has been proposed for prisons in the U.K., and several prisons in the U.K. will participate in a pilot program to see how inmates respond to such a ban. The U.K. Ministry of Justice announced the program…

Terrie Hall, Star of Anti-Smoking Ads, Dies at 53

While the name may not spark a memory for most of us, the images created by the CDC in their “Tips From Smokers” campaign sure do. Terrie Hall was the star of these commercials. Hall died yesterday morning after her…

New Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful, Says CDC

Anyone who watched TV, or even just YouTube last spring has seen the ads. Men and women giving “tips” from their personal experiences with smoking and second-hand smoke. The most infamous of the spots would undoubtedly be Terrie, the woman…

E-Cigarette Use Rising Among Teens, Says CDC

As the e-cigarette industry begins to mature from an unregulated, entrepreneurial enterprise to big business, governments around the world are now beginning to pay attention. The U.K. just this summer announced that the devices will soon be regulated as a…

New Study: Men Drink Less When Smokes Cost More

In the quest to further understand human behavior and substance use, a team of researchers from Yale, Stanford, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY has found an interesting correlation: when analyzing data from over 21,000 drinkers who…

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.…

Majority Supports Banning Smoking in Vehicles Kids are in

In many places across the U.S., cigarette smokers are relegated to the outdoors and their own property. A new public health movement, however, is now looking to protect children from second hand smoke in cars. A new poll conducted by…

Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend

As of July 1, two Philadelphia hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, will join dozens of healthcare systems nationwide in refusing to hire smokers. The move has generated criticism from many quarters. Civil liberties…