Stories tagged: smoking
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
With hundreds of cases of illness and at least six deaths tied to vaping, the idea of safe smoking is revealed as a lie.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 30, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
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 …
Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:07 a.m.
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. …
Wed., April 10, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
The Senate sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
E-cigs outperform patches and gums in quit-smoking study in Britain; U.S. experts say more research is needed
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 …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. – Some prominent legislators are backing a bill to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes and vapes from 18 to 21 in Virginia, a state where tobacco …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping’s rising popularity among teens nationwide.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
An estimated 9 percent of Whitworth University’s students smoke, vape or chew tobacco. Starting Jan. 1, they’ll have to take the habit off-campus.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
E-cigarettes will face strict new limits imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a senior FDA official, restricting sales of many popular fruit flavors amid what the agency …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Washington spends little to help the state’s 900,000 smokers quit – despite collecting $622M in tobacco revenue
With nearly 900,000 smokers in the state and $622 million in tobacco-related revenue, Washington spends almost no money on programs to help people quit.
Mon., April 9, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe psychiatric problems including suicidal behavior. Those findings were …
Thu., March 22, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gene Aikens is at the forefront of an anti-smoking campaign that has a focus highlighting how blacks were targeted with the marketing of menthol cigarrettes by big tobacco.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
If the last time you smoked cannabis was out of a dented pop can in your folks’ basement, you may be surprised how much the experience has improved.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
For a second straight year, an Idaho Senate committee has killed legislation proposed by health advocates to raise Idaho’s smoking age to 21.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District board has thrown its weight behind a three-year-old campaign to raise the state’s tobacco age limit to 21.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
One of the surprises to those trying to quit is all of the help that is available. Insurance may cover nicotine patches, gum, lozenges and other medications that control cravings.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
The vapor from e-cigarettes goes deep into the lungs and contains a soup of toxic compounds released when the smoking fluid is heated to 450 degrees F or higher, breaking …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Patients at Eastern State Hospital will go tobacco-free in November.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
“Reap what you sow” cheapens human life and reduces the complexities of our lives to single choices taken out of context.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry intends to subsidize part of the costs that restaurants, cafes and other eating establishments incur to set up rooms or spaces exclusively for smoking, …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation that increases the legal age for using and buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
People who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn’t, a new study found.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.