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.
Without smoke, e-cigarettes are potentially safer than cigarettes and could help smokers quit but the studies are just starting.
According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine smokers loose at least 10 years of life expectancy compared to non-smokers.
There is a great reason why parents should not smoke cigarettes in the car with their children.
“Here is the truth: Smoking kills, on average, 1200 Americans. Everyday.” Pretty blunt, eh? And not something you’d imagine a tobacco company saying. Except now, it’s going to be forced to put that exact statement on packages of cigarettes.
A recent study of female smokers found that even light to moderate smokers may be more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death.
There is no doubt that people prone to excess gambling, drinking or drug use can switch from one vice to another. Those who do this are said to have addictive personalities. And now, researchers are trying to determine a physical cause.
Universities and colleges have become the latest target for anti-smoking groups. There is controversy at one school that has imposed a ban on campus smoking.
Firefighters removed the woman from her home when they arrived. She’s now hospitalized in stable condition.