The percentage of adult smokers in the United States declined last year to 18 percent, from 18.9 percent the previous year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The smoke of cigarettes from bar and restaurant patrons who stand just outside the entrance appears to drift inside, a new Spanish study suggests. The researchers call for laws that restrict smoking outside these venues, to more completely protect against secondhand smoke.
The number of tobacco ads preteens and teens are exposed to influences their risk of starting to smoke, a new study suggests. Researchers found for every 10 tobacco ads that they see, their risk of starting to smoke increases by almost 40 percent.
A new study finds states that have more restrictive rules on youth access to tobacco also have lower rates of adult smoking.
The three largest tobacco manufacturers announced they are increasing cigarette prices, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Tobacco companies are expected to spend millions of dollars on e-cigarette advertising this year, Ad Age reports. The U.S. market for e-cigarettes is projected to double this year, to about $1 billion.
A smartphone app designed by the National Cancer Institute texts teens to help them quit smoking, Politico reports.
The new head of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products said he will soon start ruling on whether the agency will approve 4,000 new and existing products.
Massachusetts is likely to become the first state to require retailers to display graphic cigarette warnings at tobacco sales racks and next to cash registers, The Boston Globe reports.
Employers pay almost $6,000 more annually for workers who smoke, compared with their nonsmoking colleagues, a new study finds.