| Nov 19, 2013
– A labor activist at the center of an attempt two years ago to kill a tax on tobacco by bribing a top state lawmaker with tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign money was sentenced Monday to three years probation, the first six months...
| Nov 15, 2013
Jay Altman smoked cigarettes for 25 years before deciding a few months ago that for the sake of his wallet and his health, a change was in order.
But Altman didn't quit — he switched.
The North Side insurance worker swapped his daily pack and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The base hospital commander at Beale Air Force Base in California, a full colonel, appeared to be very upset.
When I arrived at the hospital in the morning, his staff told me to go directly to his office, so I was upset, too. My wife was due to give...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Alaska is joining dozens of states in calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase regulation of electronic cigarettes.
Attorney General Michael Geraghty, in a letter also signed by 39 other attorneys general, says he wants the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Restaurants don't know what to do about them. Critics claim they're “peddling addiction” to kids. Defenders say they're anti-cancer. Lawmakers in this state can't decide if they're good, or bad, or both, while officials in 40 states (including...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PLANKINTON - A last-minute decision to plant tobacco on a 1.5-acre plot in Aurora County has a farm family doing a lot of manual labor.
John Mayclin, of Mayclin Farms in rural Plankinton, said a family member in California volunteered him for the task....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Two local colleges joined the ranks of hundreds of institutions nationwide when they became tobacco-free campuses this week.
Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University banned smoking and other uses of tobacco products on their...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A report last week by the federal Food and Drug Administration that menthol-flavored cigarettes pose a greater risk to public health than ordinary cigarettes signals that the agency may finally be prepared to regulate their sale or perhaps ban them...
| Jul 1, 2013
Last week the federal Food and Drug Administration quietly did something that it has never done before. For the first time in its history, the agency charged with protecting the public from harmful foods and medicines rejected a bid by the tobacco...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:24 PM
“This post has been corrected, as noted below.”
Laguna Beach restaurant owners are coping with customers who choose to boot up battery-powered, vapor-emanating electronic cigarettes in the absence of rules governing use of the devices....