E-cigarette use tripled among youth in one year

The number of middle and high school students using electronic cigarettes increased dramatically from 2013 to 2014, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2014 […]

CDC is back with more Tips from Former Smokers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched its 2015 Tips from Former Smokers campaign. The Tips campaign, which was first launched in March 2012, features people living with the […]

Quit smoking with help from an app

The state Department of Health wants to help you kick your tobacco habit and is using a smartphone app to do it. The health department is offering 1,900 free downloads of […]

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 […]

Smoke from one hour of hookah equal to 150 cigarettes

New research shows that in a one-hour hookah smoking session users inhale as much smoke as someone puffing on 150 cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at the […]

Baseball great’s death renews push to ban chewing tobacco

The death of Major League Baseball great Tony Gwynn has prompted public health organizations to once again push the league to ban chewing tobacco. The 54-year-old San Diego Padre all-star died […]

Harmful substances: sugar > marijuana

Americans consider sugar to be more harmful to their health than marijuana. A recent poll by NBC News and Wall Street Journal asked people which substance they think is most harmful […]

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 […]

Vaping Santa

I know Santa isn’t always heralded as the picture of perfect health, but smoking – excuse me – “vaping?” That’s just not very Santa-like. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids seems to […]

Cities cracking down on e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are under attack from health officials on each of the coasts. On the West Coast, the Los Angeles City Council is cracking down on the sales of e-cigarettes. On the […]

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