Commercials and public service announcements often use fear to try to scare someone into healthier behavior. But is it a good idea to frighten people? And, is it effective?
The University of Pennsylvania has received a grant to study smoking behaviors. It is a five year, $20 million study that will examines why people still smoke in 2013.
The addictive personality is associated with compulsive gambling, drinking, drugs, smoking and other problematic lifestyles.
Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol and family history but cigarette smoking is the major lifestyle intervention that can damage the heart.
No shortage of cigarette regulations. But what about e-cigarettes?
As of July 1, 2013, two major hospitals under the University of Pennsylvania Health System will cease hiring smokers.
The health department says smoking kills more people than murders, aids, car accidents, diabetes and illegal drugs combined.
It won’t really be gambling for many slots players next month at Atlantic City’s newest casino.
Fear tactics have been used many times over the years but is it a good thing to use these tactics to influence medical care?
The National Youth Tobacco Survey looked at middle and high school students use of smokeless tobacco and found it increased significantly in the 15 to 17-year-old age group.
A new proposal would increase the threshold from 18, a federal minimum that is the standard in many places.
The City Health Department is launching a new multi-media campaign to reduce the effects of second-hand smoke on children.
Data from the CDC suggests Americans are increasingly obese, despite the fact that they are exercising more and smoking less.
Atlantic City’s only smoke-free casino will soon allow patrons to light up on the gambling floor.
Philadelphia is cracking down on illegal sales of tobacco products to minors. Smoking is the leading cause of death and disability in Philadelphia. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl visits some violators and reveals the underage and undercover operation.