| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Forty state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to regulate electronic cigarettes to address their marketing, ingredients and sale to minors.
The FDA has set a deadline of Oct. 31 to issue proposals...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
One out of 10 American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly three in 100 middle-school students, according to a new federal report. That’s about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011.
The sharp increase has public...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Electronic cigarettes helped wean smokers off regular cigarettes in a clinical trial – though the quit rate was essentially the same as for nicotine patches.
The trial, conducted in New Zealand, was billed as the first head-to-head comparison of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Ronald L. Motley, a crusading plaintiff's lawyer who took on the asbestos industry before targeting tobacco companies in a landmark victory for the anti-smoking movement that brought the biggest civil settlement in U.S. history, died Thursday in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In 2009, a new law authorized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate cigarettes and reduce their terrible toll on the nation's health. Even though less than 20% of adult Americans smoke, it's still the No. 1 cause of preventable death. But...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Four years after Congress granted it the power to regulate tobacco products to protect the nation's health, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a first slate of decisions affecting the market for tobacco products, approving two new products and...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Electronic cigarettes along with products containing nicotine will be classified and licensed as medication in Britainby 2016.
The battery-powered cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, deliver an experience similar to standard cigarettes by heating...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:08 PM
He is perhaps the premiere 1st Amendment lawyer, and he has an ardent following among liberals – and now, too, among some conservatives.
I interviewed Floyd Abrams for this week’s “Patt Morrison Asks” column, and where liberals...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:00 PM
After years of decline, the rate of smokeless tobacco use among young people has leveled off, new research shows.
In 2011, 5.2% of middle school and high school students in the U.S. reported using snuff, chewing tobacco or dipping tobacco at least...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:20 PM
There's new fireworks exploding around the plan by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg — a.k.a. “Nanny Bloomberg” — to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened soft drinks larger than 16 ounces from a broad array of eateries in the...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Health officials say sales of chewing tobacco and such smokeless products rose sharply in California over the past decade, and they are especially concerned about the increase in use among youths....