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U.S. makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making a new push to add graphic images to cigarette packets. Regulators on Thursday proposed adding images of blackened lungs, cancerous tumors and …

U.S. sales OK’d for cigarette alternative that heats tobacco

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Airline made passenger put out cigarette. She threatened to kill everyone on the plane.

A passenger was smoking in the bathroom somewhere between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, according to the airline, and had gone so far as to tamper with the smoke detector.

Spokane Valley fire roundup: Potting soil blazes spread to homes

Cigarettes discarded into potted plants started two fires in the Spokane Valley area the week of June 22-28, one of them a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a home. Potting soil, …

Black Teens Better Than Whites At Avoiding Smoking

African-American teenagers have largely eliminated smoking from their lives, while white teenagers are still taking up the habit at high rates, according to a study reported in The Journal of …