|Many Smokers Puff Away Despite Chronic Illness
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people with chronic illnesses that can be worsened, or even caused, by smoking continue to puff away on cigarettes, according to a survey conducted by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
|Don't wait until the new year to kick the habit
|Like most people, you're probably waiting until Jan. 1 before you commit to your list of New Year's resolutions. But if quitting smoking is on that list, you shouldn't wait to start preparing for the big event. Developing a clear plan makes it easier to b
|Bar patrons receive free cigarettes from tobacco companies
|ALBANY, N.Y. -- Tobacco companies say they're just out pitching their products, handing out free packs of cigarettes to smokers in clubs and pubs around New York, trying to get them to switch brands.
|Smoker Accepts Reduced Tobacco Settlement
|LOS ANGELES - A woman with lung cancer will accept a reduced million punitive damage judgment against cigarette maker Philip Morris but will appeal a judge's decision to slash a jury's original billion award, her attorney said Tuesday.
|Many Keep Smoking Amid Illness, Warnings
|WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans, including many with chronic lung and other ailments, continue smoking despite warnings from their physicians.
|Maryland Expands Cancer Outreach Using Tobacco Funds
|Hagerstown, Md. (AP) - Cancer respects no boundaries but its effects can be mapped.
|Foundation offers ,000 reward to students who shun cigarettes
|A former smoker who wants to keep children from following in his footsteps is launching an ambitious program that will use cash rewards to help convince kids to remain cigarette-free.
|Attorneys settle for 8.5 million in tobacco fees after initially seeking over 0 million
|A judge approved a settlement Tuesday between lawyers and the state of Illinois involving legal fees from litigation against the tobacco industry.
|Medicare offers seniors help with quitting smoking
|The federal government is offering low-cost treatment to Florida senior smokers looking to kick the habit, in what may be the first step toward Medicare someday covering smoking cessation drugs and counseling.
|Drug use by U.S. teens declines, survey says
|WASHINGTON (AP) - American teenagers are cutting their use of illicit drugs, cigarettes and alcohol, said an annual survey for the government released Monday.
|RJR Retools Its Salem Brand In 'Stir the Senses' Campaign
|In 2001, Andrew J. Schindler, chairman of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, took a radical step. He pulled the plug on advertising for the company's flagship menthol cigarette, Salem.