E-cigarette vapor contains hidden formaldehyde

Something for the “gross” file: Researchers have discovered that e-cigarette vapor contains formaldehyde. Researchers have long known cigarette smoke contains formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals. But, at least initially, many thought […]

Smoking costs Washingtonians $1.7 million in lifetime

A pack-a-day smoker in Washington spends more than $1 million on tobacco and hundreds of thousands more on smoking-related costs. In light of Tobacco-Free Awareness Week, WalletHub calculated the financial costs […]

CDC: E-cigarettes tempt kids to smoke

Youth who have tried electronic cigarettes are nearly twice as likely to say they would try a conventional cigarette compared with those who have never tried an e-cigarette, according to […]

CVS quits tobacco

In case you haven’t heard, CVS/pharmacy will stop selling all tobacco products by Oct. 1. The country’s second-largest pharmacy chain – more 7,600 stores across the U.S. – made the decision […]

More teens are lighting up

More and more tweens and teens are lighting up. But rather than traditional cigarettes, they’re using electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use […]

Proposal to raise cigarette age limit in NYC

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t the only city official who has placed a bull’s-eye on cigarettes. A proposal introduced Monday by the New York City Council would raise the […]

Bloomberg takes aim at cigarettes

By now, most people know New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a problem with super-sized sodas. But Monday, Bloomberg added another vice to his dislike list: cigarettes. Bloomberg proposed legislation Monday […]

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