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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Are E-cigarettes A ‘Gateway’ To Teen Smoking? A New Study Investigates

Even though teenage smoking rates have plunged in recent decades, teen use of electronic cigarettes has been on the rise in the last few years.

August 19, 2015

Study: Many Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Also Smoke Regular Cigarettes

Public health experts fear electronic cigarettes — with their colorful designs and array of sweet flavorings — will induce young people to start smoking.

April 16, 2015

Smoking May Increase Suicide Risk, Study Says

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — It’s well-known that cigarettes are bad for your health, but does smoking make you more likely to kill yourself too? In a paper published this week in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, authors argued that smoking and suicide may be more closely related than previously […]

July 18, 2014

Cigarette Giant Reynolds American In Talks To Acquire Rival Lorillard

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times Cigarette-maker Reynolds American Inc. said it’s in talks to acquire Lorillard Inc., a deal that would combine the nation’s second- and third-largest tobacco firms. After months of unconfirmed reports, the two cigarette makers acknowledged the talks Friday. If completed, the deal would create a tobacco behemoth, one with a […]

July 11, 2014

Study: Electronic Cigarettes Can Be Dangerous, Even If You Don’t Smoke Them

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new health problem related to electronic cigarettes — the risk that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts. Calls to poison control centers […]

April 3, 2014

CVS Caremark, Number Two Drugstore Chain, Will End All Tobacco Sales

By Noam N. Levey and Tiffany Hsu, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores by Oct. 1, a landmark decision that would make it the first national pharmacy company to cease tobacco sales. The move, […]

February 5, 2014

U.S. Drugstore Giant CVS To Remove Cigarettes From Store Shelves

Washington (AFP) – U.S. retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a “profoundly positive impact on the health of our country.” CVS said in a statement that the decision to no longer carry tobacco products in its 7,600 […]

February 5, 2014