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Help wanted: No smokers need apply (Map)

Apr 17, 2013
In many states, it is perfectly legal to not hire someone who smokes. Should employers also be able to weed out junk-food lovers or motorcyclists -- or anyone who wants to have a baby?
Posted In: cigarettes

Obama chooses between cigarettes, soda and booze

Apr 10, 2013
In his budget, the president chose to tax one sin more than others.
Posted In: Taxes, budget, cigarettes

Mayor Bloomberg to stores: Hide your cigarettes

Mar 19, 2013
New York City Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a ban on cigarette displays in stores. It’s the latest proposal aimed at making New York a little healthier.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Michael Bloomberg, cigarettes

States cut anti-smoking efforts despite tobacco money windfall

Dec 6, 2012
A new study finds state governments are plugging budget gaps at the expense of tobacco prevention programs.
Posted In: cigarettes, smoking, tobacco, Health

Tobacco packaging laws could hurt Australian retailers

Dec 3, 2012
Over the weekend, the world’s most restrictive packaging law for cigarettes went into effect in Australia. All tobacco products in the country must now be sold in the same generic package, covered with images of diseases caused by smoking.
Posted In: cigarettes, Australia

'MAD' men: 60 years of spoofing the advertising industry

Oct 29, 2012
MAD Magazine editor-in-chief John Ficarra reflects on 60 years of parodying advertising.
Posted In: Mad Men, mad magazine, alfred e. newman, ficarra, publishing, advertising, cigarettes

How Australian cigarette restrictions compare to others

Aug 15, 2012
Today, Australia's highest court ruled the government there can go ahead with plans to force tobacco companies to sell cigarettes with nothing but a plain package -- no branding at all, just those graphic warnings that say tobacco can kill you.
Posted In: Australia, cigarettes

Cigar smoking among black high schoolers on the rise

Aug 10, 2012
American teens are smoking cigarettes less these days. But the number of black high school students who smoke cigars has nearly doubled in recent years.
Posted In: African American, cigars, cigarettes

New Zealand: First smoke-free country?

May 25, 2012
This week New Zealand announced the price on cigarettes will rise by 40 percent over the next four years -- to more than $15 U.S. a pack -- as part of an effort to eliminate smoking in New Zealand completely by 2025.
Posted In: New Zealand, cigarettes, smoking

The unintended consequences of the recession

Feb 8, 2012
The decline in smoking among Americans may have contributed to rising obesity levels -- could the recession also be affecting people’s waistlines?
Posted In: smoking, cigarettes, weight

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