Anti-tobacco advocates are claiming "momentum" in their push to raise the smoking age to 21, on the heels of Hawaii becoming the first state to approve the change.
A report released last week by the CDC shows the number of teens vaping with E-cigarettes has tripled in just one year. Local health officials say it's a problem here, too.
A study of ultrasound scans is revealing how the development of unborn babies can be affected when their mothers smoke during pregnancy.
Drivers in Oklahoma who smoke with minors in the vehicle may face stiff fines if a bill makes its way through the state legislature.
Residents of Westminster, Massachusetts protest proposal for city-wide smoking ban. Tim Caputo reports.
A national healthcare company made headlines in February when representatives of that company announced they'd no longer sell tobacco products. On the heels of that announcement, CVS, which has also changed its name to CVS Health, made good to that promise and did so about a month early.
It's almost been a month since the no smoking ordinance passed in Wichita Falls and the health district continues to keep people aware with signs around the city.
New CDC ad campaign uses graphic images of disfigured former smokers.
The proposed Wichita Falls smoking ordinance goes to the city council for a vote Tuesday, and more changes have been made in an effort to find an ordinance that will satisfy both sides.
Members of the health coalition have details on why this smoking ordinance should pass for health reasons.
Revisions have been made to the proposed smoking ordinance, which would go into effect on January 1st of 2015 if passed. Bar owners are still not happy.
The public weighs in at Tuesday's City Council Meeting for & against the proposed smoking ordinance.
Secretary of State Chuck Hagel says he's reviewing whether the military should ban tobacco sales and smoking on bases and ships.
Starting in October, you won't find any tobacco products at a chain of national pharmacy stores. That's according to an announcement made by CVS Caremark today.
FDA hopes new ads appealing to teen vanity will help curb smoking.
ObamaCare may have backfired in its goal of making smoking so expensive that users quit, public health experts say, as sky-high insurance premiums force smokers to drop coverage altogether and lose smoking cessation programs along with it.
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Its really amazing how far this country has come in its recognition that smoking is bad for you. During the 1950s almost half of American adults were lighting up, today that number is below 20 percent according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The American Lung Association says that 68 percent of adult smokers say that started smoking regularly when they were age18 or younger.
Tobacco use among middle and high school students is gradually going down, but far too many kids are still giving cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco a try.
Kids are attracted to smoking for a lot of reasons. I dont think anyone of any age thinks cigarettes smell good or finds a brown slimy wad of spit attractive, but kids will overlook the gross factor if they really want to try a cigarette.
So how do you talk to your child about the dangers of smoking without it going in one ear and out the other? What if YOU smoke- how do you tell your child not to smoke?
The number one reason for smoking among kids is peer pressure. Kids want to fit in. So, the first conversation to have when you talk to your child about smoking is how to respond to peer pressure other than just saying no thanks. Other suggestions might be It makes my clothes and breath smell bad. I dont like that, Smoking can make you sick and I dont like being sick, You may want to smoke but I really dont want to. If you are going to smoke, please dont do it around me, and smoking will make my teeth yellow. Give your child some optional ways to respond when pressure is applied. Create a plan and even let your child practice responding by role-playing.
Another approach to talking with your child about smoking is to ask them why they think kids start smoking. There are actually a lot of reasons kids (and adults) start smoking. Anxious or worried kids like the calming affect it has on them. A lot of girls think smoking will help them lose weight. Top