| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with taking $120,000 in undocumented loans and numerous gifts from the owner of a dietary supplements business and helping the company promote...
| Jan 23, 2014
Re "Smoking's global grip," Opinion, Jan. 21
Thomas J. Bollyky writes the following:
"Step by step, the government cracked down on tobacco. Warning labels were added to cigarette packages (1965), cigarette advertising was banned on television and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:47 PM
E-cigarettes, those battery-powered nicotine vapor delivery systems that are infiltrating the airwaves, schoolyards, and public spaces, are threatening to undo a decades-long campaign to stigmatize smoking.
That's according to an article in the latest...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:29 PM
For the longest time, the Marlboro Man was synonymous with America's image of itself -- tough, self-sufficient, hard-working.
In one of the 20th century's most famous ad campaigns, which began in the 1950s, he was a rugged but handsome man who did the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out who has my Super Bowl tickets.
The Skinny: How funny would it have been if right before he delivered the State of the Union address, President Obama barked out, "Omaha! Omaha!" and the entire Cabinet got up and...
| Jan 21, 2014
Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again.
There are health experts who back each point of view....
| Jan 10, 2014
The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Starting this year, UC Riverside and all other University of California campuses will be tobacco-free, part of a nationwide trend.
The campuses are following the lead of UCLA, which barred cigarettes and other tobacco products from campus last year....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:32 AM
SACRAMENTO — In an effort to clamp down on youth smoking, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced Monday that he was introducing a bill that would block the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to individuals...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:05 PM
A requirement for minors to notify their parents before having an abortion and a new tax on tobacco products are among the proposals that could be headed to the state ballot next fall.
Sponsors of both have received clearance from the Secretary of State...