|Those Who Worship More Often Tend to Smoke Less
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults who frequently attend religious services are less likely to be smokers or to start smoking at all, according to new research.
|Outdoor Smoking Ban Passed in New York Town
|Huntington, New York, may be a haven for beachgoers on Long Island's North Shore, but it's no longer a paradise for smokers. On July 2, the Huntington Town Council unanimously voted for a smoking ban that would prohibit smokers from lighting up in restric
|Ads Plead for FDA Regulation of Tobacco
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charging that tobacco companies continue to target youths with their advertisements, a coalition of public health groups launched their own ad campaign on Tuesday, urging Congress to let the Food and Drug Administration regulate tob
|Blue Cross Stands Firm With Broad Support in Criticizing Lawsuit Against 'A Healthier Minnesota'
|EAGAN, Minn., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota CEO Mark Banks, M.D., along with supporters from the business and public health community, today criticized the latest challenge to efforts to improve the health of all Minnesot
|A Drive to Regulate Tobacco Ads
|SENATOR Edward M. Kennedy, a longtime proponent of tobacco regulation, is spearheading legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration oversight of the tobacco industry, including the marketing of cigarettes.
|States Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention By 13 Percent
|Washington, DC - Faced with their first major budget shortfalls since the November 1998 state tobacco settlement, states are cutting already underfunded tobacco prevention programs by 2.3 million, or 13.3 percent, in Fiscal Year 2003, according to a re
|Where Tobacco Settlement Funds Really Went
|July 22 â€” When the tobacco companies agreed to pay a 0 billion settlement to states for medical costs due to smoking, and to help prevent kids from starting, it was a legal victory against "Big Tobacco."
|Study Says State Cigarette Taxes Deter Smoking
|DENVER (Reuters) - Tax hikes on cigarettes imposed recently by states and cities across the United States is not only helping their coffers but is proving a strong deterrent to smoking, an anti-tobacco group said on Monday.
|Draft of W.H.O. Treaty Would Ban Cigarette Ads
|GENEVA, July 21 â€” Negotiators have drawn up a draft of an international treaty that would phase in bans on cigarette advertising and sports sponsorships by tobacco companies as part of the World Health Organization's campaign to curb smoking worldwide.
|N.Y. smokers go online to avoid tax
|NEW YORK - In New York, smokers face one of the highest cigarette costs in the country and are apparently turning to the Internet to escape the city's new taxes.
|Japanese company offers cash reward for smokers who quit
|It pays to quit smoking - and to snitch on those who don't.