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Walk down the street anywhere in the world and you’ll see people staring at their cellphones. How many times have you almost bumped into them because they’re walking and using the phone?
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.
U-Haul International has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products.
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.
The Washington State Board of Health voted to ban vitamin E acetate in vape products amid a national health crisis that has led to dozens of deaths and thousands of serious lung injuries.
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.
Inspired and scared by the recent spate of hospitalizations and deaths from a mystery respiratory illness linked to vaping, young people can be seen throwing out their e-cigarettes on social media, vowing to quit.
With hundreds of cases of illness and at least six deaths tied to vaping, the idea of safe smoking is revealed as a lie.
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.
House lawmakers are investigating the e-cigarette maker amid a recent explosion of vaping among American youth. A Thursday hearing marks the first time the privately held company has been called before Congress.
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.
U.S. health officials on Tuesday said Philip Morris can sell a cigarette alternative that heats tobacco without burning it, opening the door for the company’s effort to shift smokers toward newer products.
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.
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 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.
The Senate sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21.
Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s national emergency order to fund a wall along the Mexico border. He also called out local sheriffs for refusing to implement a gun control measure passed by initiative last year.
In a bipartisan vote, the Washington House agrees to raise age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21.
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
Up to now, there have been conflicting studies on whether e-cigs help smokers kick the habit. The British study could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the regulatory debate in the U.S.