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Commentary: Why not prohibit smoking?updated: Thu Jul 30 2009 06:48:00

Cigarettes kill; 400,000 people die prematurely every year from smoking. When we analyze the harm from drugs, there is no doubt that cigarettes are the worst.

Pentagon: Troops won't lose their war-zone smokesupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 20:13:00

The defense secretary will not ban smoking by troops in war zones despite a recommendation to do so by a Pentagon-commissioned study.

Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiersupdated: Sun Jul 12 2009 05:51:00

You've seen the iconic picture of a soldier with a cigarette dangling from his mouth, but that could soon be a thing of the past.

Two anti-smoking drugs to carry mental-health warningsupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 18:11:00

Two popular anti-smoking drugs will now carry warnings about the risk of severe mental health problems, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

Big Tobacco: A history of its declineupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 09:07:00

In the 1960s and 1970s, Big Tobacco was widely viewed as the model for effective special-interest lobbying.

Senate passes bill increasing FDA power over tobacco productsupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 21:55:00

A bill that increases the power of the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products cleared the Senate on Thursday.

As movies portray fewer smokers, fewer teens light upupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 17:47:00

Blockbuster movies are less likely to portray smokers than they have in the past, according to a new study. What's more, this decline in on-screen smoking may have occurred in tandem with a drop in the number of adolescents who have lit up in real life.

Growing up with smokers may cause lasting lung damageupdated: Wed May 20 2009 09:19:00

Adults who were exposed to large amounts of secondhand smoke during childhood have lungs that look different on CT scans from those of people who grew up in a smoke-free environment, a new study suggests.

Why do I still cough two months after quitting smoking?updated: Wed Apr 01 2009 09:42:00

I quit smoking two months ago with the help of Chantix. However, I seem to cough more now than than when I was smoking. Is this normal for people who have smoked for 20 years? I feel much better overall, but I am a little concerned that maybe emphysema might be setting in.

Safe cigarettes?updated: Mon Mar 16 2009 10:37:00

A new device is designed to help people stop smoking, but the FDA may ban the device. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Can your company force you to be healthy?updated: Thu Mar 12 2009 14:21:00

Three years ago, Danilo Reyes, a test engineer for Intel, received a $50 gift card from his employer to take a health-assessment test. Reyes figured that he'd pass the test with flying colors -- he doesn't smoke or drink -- and Intel made it easy by offering the free test at his office in Hillsboro, Oregon.

What are the health risks of secondhand smoke?updated: Wed Mar 04 2009 09:32:00

I am 44. I don't smoke and never have, but both my parents did (six packs a day between them), and I am exposed to secondhand smoke at friends' homes.

One in three smokers would kick habit to protect petupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 10:47:00

Pet owners will often go to any length to protect the health of their furry and feathered friends. Now a new survey suggests that one in three smokers would consider kicking the habit after learning that smoking poses a danger to pets.

If smoking is so bad for you, who still does it?updated: Fri Jan 09 2009 17:46:00

Smoking is bad for you, and by now, most of us know it.

Study: Smoke-free laws may cut heart attack hospitalizationsupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 21:46:00

Implementing smoke-free policies can lead to fewer hospitalizations resulting from heart attacks, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Smoking quadruples risk for vision-stealing eye diseaseupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:43:00

Age-related macular degeneration is a baby-boomer disease that, according to the American Medical Association, affects more than 10 million Americans. It is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over age 65. A study published in the July 2007 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that current smokers are four times more likely to develop this eye problem than nonsmokers.

Teen smokersupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 11:44:00

Getting teens to kick the habit isn't so easy, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Teens have fewer aids for kicking the habitupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 11:44:00

It was just after 7 a.m. and Cassie Graham was lighting up her second cigarette of the morning. Atlantic City to Have 7-Day Smoking Banupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 12:00:00

Atlantic City gambling floors will go smoke-free for seven days before allowing visitors to light up again because the city can't legally stop a smoking ban from taking effect India Latest to Ban Smoking in Public Placesupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 13:00:00

India banned smoking in public places on Thursday, leaving public health officials with a much tougher task: get the nation's estimated 120 million smokers to stub out their cigarettes

Graphic pics on packsupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 15:19:00

Graphic images of the health impact of smoking are appearing on cigarette packs in England. ITN's John Sparks reports.

Cigarette packs to show graphic warningsupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 15:19:00

Graphic pictures showing the devastating health effects of smoking began appearing on cigarette packs in Britain on Wednesday as part of a government initiative to deter people from picking up the habit. No Smoking on Campus? Pennsylvania Smokers Fumeupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 06:00:00

A Pennsylvania ban on lighting up anywhere on university property is drawing strong opposition A Victory for German Smokers updated: Wed Jul 30 2008 17:00:00

A court strikes down a ban on smoking in small bars, making Germany Europe's unlikely champion of a bad habit Gates, Bloomberg to Fight Smokingupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 17:00:00

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are pooling their piles of money to pour $375 million into a global effort to cut smoking Report: Menthol Used to Attract Young Smokersupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 20:00:00

Tobacco companies deliberately changed the menthol levels in cigarettes depending upon who they were marketing them to, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found Secondhand Smoke Inhalation Downupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 17:00:00

Nearly half of nonsmoking Americans are still breathing in cigarette fumes, but the percentage has declined dramatically since the early 1990s, according to a government study released Thursday Is the Damage from Smoking Permanent?updated: Tue Jul 01 2008 16:00:00

Quitting cigarettes can only do a body good, but do former smokers ever fully recover from years of addiction? When Are Cigarette Taxes Too High? updated: Fri Jun 06 2008 14:00:00

The price for a pack in New York City is now the highest in the country. Concern for the public health, or a money grab by the government? A Genetic Clue to Quitting Smokingupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 18:00:00

A blood test may one day be able to predict how a smoker will respond to two popular methods of kicking the habit Quitting Smoking is Contagiousupdated: Wed May 21 2008 19:00:00

A new study finds that quitting tobacco is habit-forming. When one person quits, his friends, and friends of his friends, naturally follow suit Study: Bans Curb Teen Smokingupdated: Mon May 05 2008 20:00:00

A Massachusetts study suggests that restaurant smoking bans may play a big role in persuading teens not to become smokers Lung Cancer Genes Identifiedupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 11:00:00

Why do some smokers get cancer and others don't? Scientists have discovered two genetic variants that may be the reason

CNNMoney: Antismoking drugs go up in smokeupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 15:09:00

For millions of frustrated smokers, drugmakers promise to help them quit with a little pill. But studies from the companies themselves don't show very promising results. Smoking Will Kill 1 Billion Peopleupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 18:00:00

A sweeping new global report, released by the World Health Organization today in New York City, urges governments to get tough on the tobacco epidemic before it's too late

France faces end of coffee and cigarettesupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 06:26:00

As a look, it is about as quintessentially French as it gets. All the same, from the New Year enjoying a cigarette while you sip on your cafe au lait will become a thing of the past.

Smoke-free college trend growingupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 10:31:00

When 19-year-old Reid Overton wants to smoke a cigarette on his college campus, he has to walk to a distant parking lot and get into his car, but he doesn't seem to mind. "Even as a smoker, I don't like to walk past a cloud of smoke," he says.

Smoke free campusesupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 10:31:00

New efforts are made to curb smoking on college campuses. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

How four women quit smoking -- and you can tooupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 00:12:00

Everybody knows that smoking isn't good for you. But if you're a woman? "Hands down, smoking is the absolute worst thing you can do to your body," says Phyllis Greenberger, president and CEO of the Society for Women's Health Research in Washington, D.C.

Four new anti-smoking strategiesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:45:00

Researchers are constantly searching for ways to help people quit. What's new? Here are four strategies worth a try:

Smokers drag down a workplace, study says updated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:18:00

We've all worked with them - self-proclaimed "smokers" who mysteriously disappear for longer (and more often) than their designated 15-minute breaks. New Dangers of Secondhand Smokeupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 18:05:00

A study by researchers in Oregon finds that secondhand smoke increases the levels of a known carcinogen in waitstaff and bartenders at a surprisingly fast rate Anti-Smoking Pill May Help Curb Drinkingupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 17:15:00

A single pill appears to hold promise in curbing the urges to both smoke and drink, according to researchers trying to help people overcome addiction by targeting a pleasure center in the brain

Exercise: Key to good sex, good sleepupdated: Mon May 28 2007 15:15:00

Everybody knows exercise is key to a good ticker and a more sleek physique. But did you know working out may improve your sex life, trigger a better night's sleep and help you stop smoking? Survey: 3 of 4 Homes Forbid Smokingupdated: Fri May 25 2007 18:15:00

Smoking is forbidden in nearly three out of four U.S. households, a dramatic increase from the 43 percent of homes that prohibited smoking a decade ago

Judge finds tobacco racketeeringupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 20:16:00

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled Thursday that the tobacco industry engaged in a decades-long racketeering enterprise that conspired to hide the dangers of smoking.

CNNMoney: Judge rules against Big Tobaccoupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 16:40:00

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled Thursday that the tobacco industry engaged in a decades-long racketeering enterprise that conspired to hide the dangers of smoking.

'Smoking airline' plan, as hotels stub outupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 06:00:00

As more and more hotels go completely smoke-free, a German entrepreneur is bucking the trend by launching an airline for those determined not to kick the habit.

Smoking rate among high schoolers remains constantupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 15:30:00

Nearly one in four high school students were smokers last year, a rate that has not budged in several years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Big Tobacco off $145 billion hookupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 11:59:00

The Florida Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ruling tossing out a $145 billion verdict against Big Tobacco but also agreed with many of the findings criticizing the industry for selling a dangerous product.

CNNMoney: FDA approves Pfizer's smoking cessation drugupdated: Thu May 11 2006 09:28:00

The Food and Drug Administration approved Chantix, the smoking cessation drug from Pfizer.

Critic: Philip Morris blowing smoke in Web adsupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 20:24:00

An anti-smoking organization is accusing WebMD of betraying its patrons by couching an advertisement bankrolled by Philip Morris as an "information resource" for people who want to quit smoking.

Lung cancer rare in nonsmokersupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 09:11:00

Although Dana Reeve said that she had never smoked, most lung cancers are associated with smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.

When grandmother speaks, this woman listensupdated: Tue Feb 14 2006 08:23:00

A lobbyist assistant in Washington, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt says she hopes to give up fatty foods and quit smoking.

Quitting smoking may be top priorityupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 08:37:00

A lobbyist assistant in Washington, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt says she hopes to give up fatty foods and quit smoking.

Going slow on quitting smokingupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 07:41:00

A lobbyist assistant in Washington, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt says she hopes to give up fatty foods and quit smoking.

Going slow on quitting smokingupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 08:44:00

A lobbyist assistant in Washington, D.C., Donna Watts-Brighthaupt hopes to persuade herself to give up fatty foods and quit smoking.

CNNMoney: Mixed results for Pfizer drugsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2005 11:38:00

Pfizer failed to prove that Lipitor, its top-selling cholesterol reducer, does a significantly better job in reducing fatal heart attacks that Merck's cholesterol-cutting Zocor, the company said at the American Heart Association conference Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Pfizer working on anti-smoking drugupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 12:34:00

Pfizer, one of the top players in the $60 billion market for heart-disease drugs, said that next week it will unveil data on an experimental smoking cessation drug that analysts say has blockbuster potential.

CNNMoney: Second-hand smoke price tag: $10Bupdated: Wed Aug 17 2005 06:17:00

Second-hand tobacco smoke is costing the U.S. economy more than $10 billion a year, according to a study released Wednesday, although those costs are significantly lower than they were before programs initiated to limit smoking in workplaces and other public facilities.

Tobacco ruling appealed to high courtupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 19:22:00

The Justice Department appealed Monday to the Supreme Court a lower court ruling that prevents the government from seeking up to $280 billion in tobacco industry profits from an alleged conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking.

CNNMoney: Do cigarette taxes really work?updated: Tue Jul 12 2005 12:11:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Many states have been hiking cigarette taxes for years, claiming that they discourage smoking and contribute much-needed tax revenues to state coffers.

Bollywood smoking ban sparks controversyupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 08:31:00

India's recent decision to ban smoking in movies and on television has ignited controversy in the popular Bollywood film industry, despite government officials' claims that such scenes glamorize tobacco use.

Memo to HK smokers: Cough upupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 23:14:00

Hong Kong smokers beware -- your legislators haven't finished with you just yet.

CNNMoney: New ways to get firedupdated: Fri Mar 11 2005 16:09:00

Are companies getting more intrusive in dictating private behaviors?

CNNMoney: Get healthy, get wealthyupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 14:43:00

As the time for New Year's resolutions approaches, many people will put healthier habits at the top of their list, only to abandon those lofty goals by Jan. 2.

Money Magazine: Get Healthy, Get Wealthyupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

As the time for New Year's resolutions approaches, many people will put healthier habits at the top of their list, only to abandon those lofty goals by Jan. 2. But most folks agree that money talks...

Fortune: Tobacco's Month of Living Dangerously updated: Mon Nov 29 2004 00:01:00

ALTRIA associate general counsel William Ohlemeyer sounded confident at a late-October press conference. He was belting out the many "compelling" reasons to anticipate that the Florida supreme cour...

Smoking ban set for Englandupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 09:14:00

England could become the latest country to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants and most pubs and bars, under a government proposal.

Shock pictures for Europe smokersupdated: Fri Oct 22 2004 11:45:00

The European Union has launched an aggressive anti-smoking drive with grisly photos of rotten lungs, throat tumors and decayed teeth that it hopes will be used on cigarette packets.

CNNMoney: Ex-FDA chief hit on tobacco crusadeupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 19:27:00

A lawyer for the tobacco industry Thursday attempted to paint the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration as a man who seized upon a political environment that was hostile to the tobacco industry in order to advance his own anti-tobacco agenda.

Big Tobacco defends chargesupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 00:39:00

The tobacco industry has defended itself against charges in the United States that it engaged in a 50-year conspiracy to defraud the American public about the health risks of tobacco.

Government lays out fraud case against Big Tobaccoupdated: Tue Sep 21 2004 08:47:00

The Department of Justice laid out its $280 billion racketeering case against Big Tobacco on Tuesday, claiming the industry orchestrated a half-century scheme to defraud the American public.

Minister: Smoking joy for poorupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 07:29:00

Britain's health minister has come under fire for saying that smoking is one of the last pleasures left for the poor.

Smokers barred from Irish pubsupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 05:56:00

Ireland's controversial new anti-smoking law has kicked in, delighting health campaigners while promising hefty fines to those who defy the ban.

Fortune: The World Health Organization Takes On Big Tobacco (But Don't Hold Your Breath) Anti-smoking advocates are mounting a global camupdated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

If you're like most people, you probably didn't know that May 31 was World No Smoking Day. But that Thursday, as you sat at your desk and stared at your computer, anti-smoking activists all over th...

Money Magazine: Quitting Time For Smokers New products and programs can quadruple your chances of success.updated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00

If you're among the millions of smokers who resolve to quit each New Year's Day, only to find yourself a few days later dejectedly puffing away, take heart. A revolution in medical understanding of...

Fortune: Don't Snuff Out Big Tobacco WHY REVENGE IS BAD PUBLIC POLICYupdated: Mon Apr 27 1998 00:01:00

April 1 was the day the Senate Commerce Committee voted, 19 to 1, in favor of tough new tobacco legislation, and for the tobacco industry it must have felt like a really bad April Fools' joke. Havi...


So you've decided to quit smoking. But you've tried to go cold turkey before and this time you want help. Maybe lots of help. We found six U.S. spas and health centers with programs aimed at folks ...


Last month's sweeping tobacco settlement appears to herald a new era in which heavily regulated cigarette makers must disclose the true health hazards of their products and make do without popular ...

Fortune: The trouble with enlightenment, blowing smoke in the media, the evil that employers do, and other matters. THE 30% SOLUTIONupdated: Mon Jul 11 1994 00:01:00

Our Nexis search was ''SMOK! W/25 30 PERCENT AND DATE AFT 6/1/94,'' and it instantly hit pay dirt. We were asking for all news stories since June 1 wherein any references to smokers or smoking appe...

Fortune: BEATING A BAN -- AND BANNING A BANDupdated: Mon Jun 28 1993 00:01:00

Talk about a smoke screen. By flying charter and running their airline as a private club, Mickey Richardson, 45, and William Walts, 58, pack-a-day men both, hope to effectively duck the Federal Avi...

Fortune: SMOKED WAY OUTupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

Companies are getting even tougher on cigarette fiends now that the Environmental Protection Agency has declared that secondhand smoke causes cancer. Employers such as PepsiCo, Federal Express, Du ...

Money Magazine: Life insurance savings; college scholarship services; car-seat recalls; last-minute gifts HOW TO SAVE 30% ON LIFE INupdated: Mon Dec 21 1992 00:01:00

Are you healthy? If so, you may qualify for unusually low universal life or term rates. More and more life insurance companies are tinkering with the three main rate classes that partly determine t...

Fortune: MIKE MILES SNUFFS SMOKERS' MAGupdated: Mon Jul 13 1992 00:01:00

The smoking world lost a friend in June when Philip Morris Magazine took its last gasp. It was seven. At its circulation peak, when the glossy giveaway came out six times a year, it claimed some 13...

Fortune: A case for the three-day week, how to really stop smoking, the mob cuts prices, and other matters. THE MYSTERIOUS MISSING TAXupdated: Mon Jul 30 1990 00:01:00

Funny thing about smoking. It really does seem to be getting quite unpopular, especially among the intellectual classes, who just go on getting more and more agitated about the need to stop the wee...


The law does not apply to companies that make their living off tobacco. We're talking about New York City's Local Law No. 2, Title 17, Chapter 5, which bans smoking in hallways, open work areas, an...

Fortune: Pragmatism and taxes, our affluent cigar smokers, doing deals in the elevator, and other matters. ELASTICITY, IT'S WONDERFULupdated: Mon Feb 13 1989 00:01:00

More than any of its predecessors, the Surgeon General's latest report on smoking is a treasure trove of nicotinic esoterica. Flipping randomly through the pages, one learns, for example, that the ...

Fortune: THE HEALTH POLICE ARE BLOWING SMOKE Bolstered by bad science, the war on passive smoking is a trial run for a larger program of updated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

The war against smoking is turning into a jihad against people who smoke. Smokers are being exiled from public and private places and are facing discrimination in employment. The reason, we are tol...

Fortune: Stock Trek, The Social Psychologists Get Physical, Guys and Dolls and Cigarettes, and Other Matters. Weed Economicsupdated: Mon Aug 31 1987 00:01:00

For many a moon your correspondent has been talking back to high-minded folks who insist on quantifying the unquantifiable, and especially when it enables them to portentously state the cost to soc...

Fortune: DON'T BET AGAINST CIGARETTE MAKERS Their enemies include Congressmen, the Surgeon General, and everybody's family doctor. But itupdated: Mon Aug 17 1987 00:01:00

DOES THE U.S. cigarette industry have a future? Could any industry with so many enemies have a future? How bullish can you get about a business whose customers are starting to look like pariahs? Th...

Fortune: THE DRIVE TO KICK SMOKING AT WORK Now there's a new issue to worry about: What's your policy for dealing with smoking in the worupdated: Mon Sep 15 1986 00:01:00

DRIVE PAST Greyhound's Phoenix headquarters on a sweltering late-summer afternoon and you will see a crowd of people standing on the sidewalk. They are all smoking, and they look a little sheepish....

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