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.

Despite headwinds, tobacco industry is still thriving

Mar 13, 2015
A new report suggests the legal age to buy cigarettes should jump from 18 to 21.

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.

Turning a new leaf can prove elusive in tobacco-built South

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Jul 22, 2014
Mullins, South Carolina is a small town with a big past and a long memory.

Turns out smoking causes more than just cancer and lung disease

Jan 17, 2014
A new report out by the Surgeon General says smoking is a lot worse than we thought.

We've come a long way, baby

Jan 8, 2014
50 years ago this week, the Surgeon General of the United States issued a report that linked smoking to lung cancer. A look at how that affected the industry and where we are now.
A woman smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square May 23, 2011 in New York City.
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China tells party officials to stop smoking in public

Jan 3, 2014
For decades, sharing cigarettes has been common practice for China’s government officials. But president Xi Jinping is cracking down on smoking to revamp the party’s image.

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Can social media help people stop smoking?

Sep 26, 2013
The science says yes.

It's baseball all-star (spitting) time

Jul 16, 2013
Spitting is an even longer baseball tradition than the All-Star Game, especially if it's tobacco.

Meet Snus and e-cigarettes, the tobacco industry's new growth areas

Apr 24, 2013
While cigarette usage has dropped, profits for the tobacco industry are expected to be up.