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The decline of smoking

In the 60 years since the American Heart Association found much higher death rates from heart attacks among heavy smokers than among nonsmokers – and the 56 years since the surgeon general’s office issued its first report on the harmful effects of smoking – Americans are lighting up less frequently.

Age rises for tobacco, vaping sales

When setting New Year’s resolutions, the 18 to 20 set should strongly consider kicking their smoking habit. Stores won’t be able to legally sell to them, and resources abound for those in need of an assist.

People’s Pharmacy: Can stop-smoking drug trigger violence?

I took Chantix for about three months. I was excited that it almost completely diminished any nicotine cravings. I told all my friends how easy it was to quit and how happy I was. I had smoked and chewed tobacco for 25 years and had tried many quitting methods.

Anti-smoking advocates bemoan “faltering” pace of FDA action

It seemed like a new era in the half-century battle against the deadly toll of tobacco: U.S. health officials for the first time would begin regulating cigarettes, chew and other products responsible for a half-million American deaths annually.

Top Senate Republican would raise minimum smoking age to 21

The Senate’s top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cover not only tobacco products, but also e-cigarettes and vapor products.

Juul nicotine hit may be ‘Worst for kids, best for smokers’

She tried gums, patches and various electronic cigarettes to quit smoking. What finally worked for Chantel Williams was a small, reusable e-cigarette called Juul that packs a big nicotine punch. That nicotine hit and its easy-to-inhale vapor is one reason why Juul is so popular – and so feared.

Smoking during cancer treatment will add to your bill

Cancer patients who smoked during treatment were more likely than nonsmokers to have their initial treatment fail and ended up spending more on subsequent treatments, according to the study, published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Washington state raises smoking age to 21

Washington has become the ninth state in the nation to raise the smoking age to 21, after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that also limits electronic cigarettes. Supporters say the new law will reduce youth smoking, but critics have decried it as symptomatic of an encroaching nanny state. The change will take effect in 2020.