| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's long struck me as odd that drugstores, the places where most of us get our prescriptions filled for all manner of illnesses, also are go-to spots for cigarettes. With the latter, drugstores worsen the nation’s health; with the former, they...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:11 PM
CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
| 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 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 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2013
Re "The haze around e-cigarettes," Editorial, Oct. 3
You are correct that the scientific community does not yet know enough about the potential health effects of nicotine in e-cigarettes. However, the tobacco industry likely has all that information...