Tobacco sales can be hard to quit

Feb 8, 2019
Big pharmacy chains like Walgreens and Rite Aid market a healthy lifestyle, while also selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Big pharmacy chains like Walgreens and Rite Aid market a healthy lifestyle, while also selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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Menthol ban would undo years of marketing to African Americans

Nov 16, 2018
After World War II, tobacco companies found blacks slightly preferred menthol more than whites; decades of marketing followed.
 Menthol cigarettes are seen for sale on a shelf at a Quick Stop store on March 30, 2010 in Miami, Florida.
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Smoking rates are down, but that doesn't tell the whole story

Aug 5, 2016
A government analysis found broad surveys are masking high smoking numbers among Korean-Americans and Puerto Ricans.
 
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To curb smoking, France adopts 'neutral' packaging

May 20, 2016
Colorful brand logos are now banned — French cigarette packs must be beige.
A French cigarette package.
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HUD proposes a smoking ban in public housing

Nov 12, 2015
The proposed rule sets up a new debate about the cost of public health.

Rise in cigarette sales linked to cheaper gas prices

Nov 9, 2015
Smokers are buying more cigarettes. One reason: cheaper gas means more spare cash.

How tobacco tax revenues affect free preschool

May 28, 2015
The tale starts at tobacco shops like Drive Thru Cigarettes in Duarte, California.

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China's smoking ban distracts from a larger issue

Nov 25, 2014
A Stanford anthropologist calls the ban a "sideshow" and points out that the country is a "superpower" of cigarette production.

Newports and Camels are a smoking combination

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Jul 11, 2014
Reynolds and Lorillard are merging.

The market for smokeless tobacco keeps on growing

Jun 17, 2014
After the death of Tony Gwynn, it's a hot topic.