San Francisco Is Set to Ban Vape Sales. What Other Restrictions Have Places Tried?
City and state governments are responding to skyrocketing youth vaping rates, which went up 78 percent between 2017 and 2018.
New Research Links Affirmative Action Bans With Increased Smoking Among Minority Teens
A new study finds increased rates of cigarette use among 11th- and 12th-graders in states that passed laws against affirmative action.
South Dakota Could Be the Next State to Ban Vaping in Public Places
The state is moving to prohibit vaping in public and in most places of employment.
CDC Director Resigns After Financial Conflicts of Interest Come to Light
Reports published this week showed that Brenda Fitzgerald invested in tobacco companies' stock while heading the CDC.
Addictions Vary Depending on Where in the World You Live
A new compilation of data finds Eastern Europe is a leader in both alcohol and tobacco consumption.
Borrowing From the Future to Pay for Today's Expenses
Facing a giant budget deficit, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal plans to borrow $750 million against future income from a landmark legal settlement with cigarette makers.
Teens Now Smoke E-Cigarettes More Than Any Other Tobacco Product
The new generation of tobacco use looks a bit different.
How Sugar Lobbying Influenced U.S. Government-Funded Research
A new analysis of sugar-industry documents finds companies worked with U.S. government researchers to soften recommendations against eating too much sugar.
Never Before Has Our Approach to Drugs Improved So Much, So Fast
We're winning: More progress has been made toward enlightened drug policies and treatment in the past five years than in the previous 25. Here's an advocacy agenda to take us even closer to the future we need.
Smoking Mad: Tobacco Users Caught Up in Insurer's Obamacare Glitch
After signing up for coverage and disclosing they were smokers, about 100 New Hampshire consumers, including Terry Wetherby, find their new Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield policies canceled because they were charged incorrect “non-smoker” rates.
Smoking Cessation Among Poor May Boost Economic Development
Researchers find that poor smokers' children are the victims of the habit: Their nutrition takes a hit when their parents divert precious resources to pay for tobacco.
Reasons Why Smoking is Socially Acceptable at Parties
College party-goers share their reasons puffing on the patio ... and other odd studies highlighted in this month's Cocktail Napkin.