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Tobacco sales can be hard to quit
Big pharmacy chains like Walgreens and Rite Aid market a healthy lifestyle, while also selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Menthol ban would undo years of marketing to African Americans
After World War II, tobacco companies found blacks slightly preferred menthol more than whites; decades of marketing followed.
Smoking rates are down, but that doesn't tell the whole story
A government analysis found broad surveys are masking high smoking numbers among Korean-Americans and Puerto Ricans.
To curb smoking, France adopts 'neutral' packaging
Colorful brand logos are now banned — French cigarette packs must be beige.
HUD proposes a smoking ban in public housing
The proposed rule sets up a new debate about the cost of public health.
Rise in cigarette sales linked to cheaper gas prices
Smokers are buying more cigarettes. One reason: cheaper gas means more spare cash.
How tobacco tax revenues affect free preschool
The tale starts at tobacco shops like Drive Thru Cigarettes in Duarte, California.
China's smoking ban distracts from a larger issue
A Stanford anthropologist calls the ban a "sideshow" and points out that the country is a "superpower" of cigarette production.