Former U.S. surgeon general Richard Carmona, who highlighted the dangers of secondhand smoke and supported a ban on all tobacco products, is joining the board of directors for NJOY Inc., the nation’s leading electronic cigarette company — a move that could bring increased legitimacy to e-cigarettes as a viable alternative to traditional cigarettes.
The Virginia Senate has passed legislation making it illegal for adults to smoke with kids in the car.
A statewide effort to reduce smoking among Virginia youths is paying off as high school and middle school rates have fallen to their lowest levels in a decade.
A statewide effort to reduce smoking among Virginia youths is paying off.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says fire-related deaths in the state fell by 22 percent last year.
Frequent and supportive text messages help many cigarette smokers kick the habit.
A subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest cigarette makers is teaming up with a New Jersey company to reward do-gooders for cleaning up cigarette litter.
There were nearly 1,900 portrayals of smoking and other tobacco usage among the 134 highest-grossing films at the box office in 2011, according to researchers at the University of California at San Francisco.
Low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes.
A new study on a decades-old topic confirms that high school students are still pushed to smoke by peer pressure.