A survey of young adults recruited through social media finds more than half of those who smoke cigarettes say they also use marijuana. This is a higher percentage than has been reported in other surveys, suggesting young adults may be more comfortable reporting their substance use anonymously online.
A report by the General Accountability Office finds sales of pipe tobacco surged after the federal government imposed a 2,000 percent increase in taxes on roll-your-own tobacco and small cigars.
Veterans living in state-run centers in Oklahoma are worried they may have to move out because they smoke. A new order signed by the governor bans the use of tobacco products on any properties owned, leased or contracted for use by the state.
A new government-sponsored ad campaign, which features former smokers who discuss the negative health consequences of smoking, has led to a doubling of calls to a toll-free telephone hotline designed to help people quit smoking.
Nations negotiating a treaty to stamp out tobacco smuggling are making significant progress, the World Health Organization announced this week.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by tobacco maker R.J. Reynolds, in a Florida case in which the company was ordered to pay $28.3 million to a woman whose husband smoked cigarettes for decades and died of lung cancer.
A recently passed Senate bill would close a loophole that currently lets stores that provide “roll-your-own” cigarette machines avoid taxes and fees levied on cigarette manufacturers.
Fetal exposure to cocaine, tobacco or marijuana is not associated with lower academic achievement in children, a new study suggests. However, fetal exposure to alcohol in children with no evidence of fetal alcohol syndrome does lead to lower scores in math reasoning and spelling at age 11.
A report scheduled to be released March 8 by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office will urge increased state funding for anti-smoking programs.
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