|Teens asked to create anti-smoking messages
|PROVIDENCE -- In an effort to discourage teen smoking, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health have asked Rhode Island teenagers to develop anti-smoking messages that will appeal to their peers.
|Harvard School of Public Health refuses tobacco funds
|Last month, faculty members at the Harvard School of Public Health decided that it would "not accept any grant or anything else of value from any tobacco manufacturer, distributor, or other tobacco related company."
|Secondhand smoke linked to SIDS
|A new study linking secondhand smoke to sudden infant death syndrome is raising questions about whether parents should be held responsible for exposing their babies to tobacco-filled air.
|US court deals cigarette smuggling blow
|The European commission pledged yesterday to carry on fighting a lawsuit against two US tobacco giants that it claims have sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe, despite a ruling against it by a New York court.
|States Move to Raise Cigarette Taxes
|SALEM, Ore. - Squeezed by the recession, nearly half of the states are looking at raising cigarette taxes to generate revenue and discourage people from smoking, too.
|Nicotine withdrawal woes shown to be similar to inflammatory response
|University Park, Pa. --- In a small study conducted at Penn State, researchers have shown, for the first time, that heavy or moderate smokers who stop smoking have symptoms similar to those experienced by patients undergoing an inflammatory response â€“ s
|Appeals court dismisses patients' claim on tobacco settlement
|MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Thursday brought by people with smoking-related illnesses who wanted a share of the state' s multimillion-dollar settlement with tobacco companies.
|Council Passes Smoking Ban
|Smoking ban supporters cheered Wednesday when the City Council passed a measure that has failed for years.
|Youth rally to ban smoking in public places
|Young people concerned about cigarette smoking kicked off a petition drive Monday at the Otero County Health Office that will seek a ban on smoking in public places.
|Mothers Who Smoke Raise Ear Infection Risk to Baby
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants whose mothers smoke both during and after pregnancy have an increased risk of suffering chronic ear infections, researchers report.
|Increased Attempts to Quit Smoking Follow Introduction of Over-the-Counter Nicotine Replacement Therapies
|SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Since nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) became available as a nonprescription treatment to help Americans stop smoking, the number of adults attempting to quit smoking significantly increased to nearly 40 percent, a