|Health Department unfazed by teen smoking study
|SEATTLE (AP) -- A study that gave a failing grade to school-based anti-smoking efforts was helpful but shouldn't make schools give up, state Department of Health officials say.
|.5 million goes to benefit O.C. youths
|Santa Ana Unified School District, the Orangewood Children's Foundation and St. Joseph's Hospital are among 45 local organizations that will share .5 million in tobacco-tax money doled out on Wednesday.
|Philip Morris Challenges Lawsuit
|LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - U.S. tobacco company Philip Morris is challenging a European Union civil suit that alleges it has been involved in smuggling cigarettes into the 15-nation trade bloc.
|O.C. to Add Staff to Monitor Use of Tobacco Funds
|County supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 23 new employees--nurses, analysts, and health educators--to determine how more than million in tobacco settlement money will be distributed to hospitals, clinics and health programs.
|Money aimed at curbing smoking
|St. Louis County is getting its first share of the state tobacco settlement.
|Anti-Smoking Units Failed to Stop Teens
|School-based programs that teach students how to resist social influences pushing them to smoke cigarettes -- long popular with states and more recently with tobacco companies -- have little effect and do not keep teenagers from smoking, according to a 15
|What Are They Smoking?
|Star Scientific, the fledgling cigarette maker, says it's a nice guy that just happens to run with a rough crowd. The Chester, Va.-based company says it is developing less harmful cigarettes, and it bitterly resents being made to pay for the sins of its f
|Smoking, Blood Pressure Add to Aneurysm Risk
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- People with a family history of brain aneurysms should put out their cigarettes and keep their blood pressure under control, New York researchers suggest.
|Target Market Presses Tobacco CEO to Stop Youth Targeting
|LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The tobacco industry claims that it no longer targets youth, but Target Market (TM) leaders aren't so sure following a historic meeting with the CEO of the nation's third largest tobacco company.
|Children of heavy smokers may not get treatment for asthmna they need
|Children of heavy smokers may not be getting the treatment for asthma that they need, suggests research in Thorax.
|White Youngsters Smoke Cigarettes at Earlier Ages
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - White smokers in the US say they started their habit at an earlier age than their African-American or Hispanic counterparts, researchers report.