|New Drugs Prevent Goals From Going Up in Smoke
|About 40% of America's 50 million smokers will try to kick the habit at least once this year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On each attempt, fewer than one in 10 will succeed. As discouraging as those numbers may see
|Anti-tobacco campaign defends endowment as Legislature eyes it
|ST. PAUL (AP) -- Leaders of a campaign to reduce teen smoking in Minnesota are touting their achievements as lawmakers eye the group' s multimillion dollar endowment to pay for programs.
|Court Bars Mom From Smoking Around Child
|In an apparent case of first impression, a judge in Utica, N.Y., has prohibited a mother from smoking in the presence of her 13-year-old son.
|Oregon Jury Finds Against Philip Morris
|In the first tobacco case that centered on claims that low-tar
cigarettes are less hazardous, a jury in Portland, Ore., on Friday
ordered Philip Morris to pay 0 million to the heirs of a woman
who died of lung cancer at age 53. It was the second-lar
|Smoking linked to sudden infant deaths
|REDFORD TOWNSHIP -- A study showing infants inhaling secondhand smoke are at heightened risk of sudden infant death syndrome stops just short of implicating cigarette smoke for causing the syndrome known as SIDS. But it raises provocative questions about
|Tobacco Money Goes to Multiple Projects
|WASHINGTON â€” States experiencing growing holes in their yearly budgets are turning to money they received from the largest legal settlement in history to pay for the shortfalls.
|Hospital opposes tobacco lawsuit
|Palmerton Hospital's president wants the Carbon County commissioners to drop a plan to sue tobacco companies because it would cost the hospital a 0,000 grant from the state's .3 billion settlement with the industry.
|Philip Morris Wins Rhode Island Verdict
|Philip Morris Cos. said a federal jury in Rhode Island ruled in favor of its U.S. tobacco unit in a lawsuit brought by the wife of a smoker who sought damages for his death.
|A Call to Action to Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs
|Recently, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association issued a joint "call to action" for health professionals to help reduce heart attack deaths through patient and public education.
|Movies May Sway Kids' Views on Smoking: Study
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seeing their movie idols light up on-screen may help convince children and teens that smoking is just fine, a study of US middle-school students suggests.
|Anti-Smoking Groups Cry Foul Against Tobacco Firms
|GENEVA (Reuters) - Anti-smoking groups on Wednesday warned the World Health Organisation and its member states to be alert to tobacco industry tactics to stall efforts to wean the world off smoking.