Tricare, which provides civilian health benefits for military personnel, military retirees, and their dependents, announced this week it is now covering prescription drugs for smoking cessation.
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The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it will relax restrictions on the use of over-the-counter nicotine replacement products.
As a growing number of employers institute policies that ban hiring smokers, medical ethicists debated the policy in the New England Journal of Medicine. One group argues not hiring smokers sends a strong message to employees and the community that smoking is harmful, while the other group calls the practice unethical.
Some teenagers appear to be more genetically predisposed than others to become heavy smokers, a new study suggests.
Scientists from British American Tobacco are testing cigarettes that reduce exposure to some toxins in smoke, Time.com reports.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who last week proposed requiring stores to keep tobacco products out of sight, also seeks to establish a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, The New York Times reports.
Children of divorced parents are more likely to smoke when they reach adulthood, compared with their peers whose parents have stayed together, a new study finds.
Researchers who have developed a secondhand tobacco smoke sensor say their product could be used to enforce no-smoking regulations.
Adults with a substance use disorder or mental illness smoke almost 40 percent of cigarettes in the United States, a new government study finds.
The U.S. government will not fight for graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, and will instead create new anti-smoking ads, Reuters reports.