|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Awards 5,000 To 31 Michigan Groups to Help Curb Youth Smoking
|DETROIT, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- To help decrease the number of young people becoming addicted to tobacco, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation has launched the Smoking Prevention and Cessation Among Youth Initiative. The program awarded a to
|Florida company develops possible nicotine vaccine
|WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A Florida-based company said on Friday it had developed a vaccine that could help prevent people from becoming addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes.
|Twins prove it: lifestyle affects aging
|NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters Health) -- A study of the aging process in identical twins shows that those who live the hardest, age the fastest, researchers report.
|Mexico tobacco tax rise seen aiding black market
|MONTERREY, Mexico, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Higher taxes on Mexican cigarettes could mean smokers will have to pay up to 10 percent more next year, an increase that could boost contraband sales, the country's tobacco industry said Monday.
|NY Cigarette Taxes May Double
|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's cigarette tax would climb to a nation-high .11 a pack, with those revenues and the state's share of tobacco settlement funds being used to create new health insurance programs for the poor, state leaders said.
|Good Health Habits Add Nearly Ten Years on Life; New Study Further Validates American Heart Association Initiative
|DALLAS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- People who maintain low blood pressure and cholesterol levels and who don't smoke can add six to nine-and-a-half years to their lives, compared to those who are less careful about their health, according to a recent study p
|Smoking Marijuana Can Cause Cancer, Study Finds
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Smoking marijuana can cause cancer, California researchers said Friday, and aging baby boomers who have been indulging since the swinging 60s may just be starting to feel its ravages.
|Circle K Stores Restrict Youth Access to Tobacco
|PHOENIX, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle K today became the first national convenience retailer to announce a program to voluntarily restrict access by minors to tobacco products with the introduction of a specially-designed full service display unit that
|Drug Use Among Teenagers Leveling Off
|Overall use of illicit drugs among teenagers generally remained unchanged from last year, according to the 25th annual Monitoring the Future Survey released by the Department of Health and Human Services today.
|Nicotine Vaccine Shows Promise For Combating Tobacco Addiction
|A nicotine vaccine may be an effective method for preventing and treating tobacco addiction, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health.
|UK govt wins latest round of tobacco ads ban
|LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The British government on Thursday won the latest round of its legal battle to end tobacco advertising ahead of a European Union deadline but was prevented from instating the ban immediately.