|Verizon Wireless Encourages Employees to Quit Smoking
|BEDMINSTER, N.J., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society today announced that Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, is the first company in the nation to offer the Society's tobacco cessation services in worksites across t
|State Dept. Extends Smoking Ban
|WASHINGTON â€“â€“ Smoke-free for nine years, the State Department is making two entrances to its Harry S. Truman building off-limits as well.
|Study: Tobacco firms tried to weaken anti-smoking aids
|Tobacco companies used their financial connections with companies making nicotine gum and patches to weaken the sales message of those anti-smoking products, according to internal industry documents.
|Bloomberg Smoking Ban Proposal Carries Fines as High as ,000
|New York, Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for fines ranging from 0 for first-time offenders to ,000 for repeat violators of his proposed ban on smoking in bars, restaurants and other workplaces.
|Cigarette Taxes Force Duel Between State Budgets and Better Health
|www.CNSNews.com - (CNSNews.com) - Against a backdrop of rising budget deficits, state legislators in 17 states have raised cigarette taxes this year, and in the process, provided victory for anti-tobacco groups who want the extra revenue to pay for progra
|Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Smoking in Every Restaurant and Bar
|The Bloomberg administration will ask the City Council to amend New York City's antismoking law to include all restaurants and bars, making it one of the toughest in the nation.
|L.A. To Spend Smoke Tax on Schools
|LOS ANGELES â€“â€“ Officials voted to spend 0 million in tobacco tax money to pay for free preschool for every 3- and 4-year-old in Los Angeles County.
|Risk of breast cancer increases with number of years' smoking
|Women who smoke for many years may increase their risk of developing breast cancer. New research shows that for women who had smoked for 40 years or longer, the risk of breast cancer was 60% higher than that of women who had never smoked.
|Teens Try to Lose Weight by Smoking, Diet Pills
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More US high school students are trying to lose weight than need to, and many are adopting unhealthy practices to reach their goals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
|Smokers May Sue for Fraud, Justices Rule
|SAN FRANCISCO -- Diseased smokers in California may sue tobacco
companies for fraud and negligence, relying on evidence of
misconduct for all but a 10-year period when cigarette makers were
protected from lawsuits, the California Supreme Court ruled
|California's Top Court Upholds Immunity for Cigarette Makers
|The California Supreme Court ruled tobacco companies generally can't be sued for their conduct during a decadelong period of legal immunity, a decision that could make it easier for cigarette makers to defend themselves against future lawsuits in the stat