|Hope Seen in Tobacco That Heals
|SOUTH HILL, Va. -- The salesman arrives in this worn-out tobacco town with a laptop and a pitch: He can save Virginia's No. 1 cash crop with the miracle of genetic engineering. Someday soon, he says, tobacco will save lives rather than hasten their end. A
|Fight the Fire of Crohn's Disease: Quit Smoking!
|April 16, 2001 -- Having Crohn's disease reminds 20-year-old Matt Green of the sci-fi flick Alien -- specifically the scenes where the alien bursts out of a character's stomach.
|Canada Tries Tough Smoking Labels
|The Canadian government is requiring tobacco companies to put harsh images on cigarettes sold in that country. The government hopes the gruesome images of the damage smoking may do will inspire Canadians to quit smoking.
|State's anti-smoking telephone service buzzing
|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The number of calls to the state's help line to quit smoking has increased 10 fold since a slick television campaign began, state officials said.
|Prisons Brace for Ban on Cigarettes
|Take 24,000 robbers, drug addicts, killers and thieves. Add 8,000 stressed prison guards and administrators. Then take away all of their cigarettes.
|Groups Pursue Maryland Cigarette Tax Increase
|Two statewide coalitions began a campaign Thursday to persuade the legislature to increase Maryland's cigarette tax by 70 cents a pack.
|Blue Cross must file new tobacco plan
|Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota can't use its 9 million tobacco lawsuit settlement to fund antismoking and health improvement programs for its members, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
|Education minister looking for legal remedy to teen smoking
|MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) -- New Brunswick wants to close a loophole in its tobacco laws that allows children under 19 to smoke, but forbids retailers from selling to them.
|Philip Morris Lobbies to Give FDA Control Over Tobacco Regulations
|Philip Morris Cos. is telling anyone who will listen that it wants Congress to give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco -- within limits.
|Smoking After Menopause Linked to Fracture Risk
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cigarette smoking, especially after menopause, increases a woman's risk of breaking a hip, study findings suggest. But researchers also report that drinking alcohol may decrease the risk of fracture.
|Campaign Opposes Philip Morrisâ€™ Cynical FDA Proposal
|Washington, DC - With great fanfare, Philip Morris has introduced its proposal to give the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco. Despite the rhetoric, Philip Morrisâ€™ proposal would not lead to meaningful change or promote the public healt