The legal age to purchase tobacco would gradually rise from 18 to 21 in Oklahoma under a bill proposed by state legislators.
Using a nicotine patch may help smokers who are trying to quit recover from a relapse, a new study suggests.
Middle-aged male smokers experience a faster decline in brain function compared with men who never smoked, a new study finds. Decline in brain function among men who quit 10 years ago is similar to that seen in men who never smoked.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon suggested Wednesday that a federal rule that would require cigarette packages to carry graphic warning labels could violate tobacco companies’ free speech rights, Reuters reports.
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to make its final report on menthol cigarettes available for public comment.
A federal judge said this week she will not delay an order in a longstanding lawsuit against tobacco manufacturers while other courts decide newer cases that challenge graphic cigarette warning labels and restrictions on tobacco marketing.
Many states received failing grades on the latest American Lung Association report card rating tobacco control efforts.
Low to moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to the lungs than tobacco exposure, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A growing number of employers are not hiring smokers, USA Today reports. Hospitals are in the forefront of this trend, which aims to promote employees’ health and reduce insurance premiums.
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