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Clearing the Smoke in AA

By Harry Healy

Even during AA’s pioneering days, cigarette smoking was the source of internal controversy. Is there any room for cigs in the 12 steps? MORE  

WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

By Paul Gaita

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful. MORE  

E-Cigarettes Are Not As Harmless As We've Been Told

By Victoria Kim

A number of recent studies have shown that vapor contains harmful byproducts that can cause asthma, cancer, and heart disease. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Kendall Jenner stiffs server after being denied booze, man on Cannibal bites tourist, and man shoots neighbor with BB gun for smoking. MORE  

Plain Cigarette Packs Drastically Cut Smoking Rates

By Bryan Le

Plain packaging reduced smoking in Australia and may soon do the same in the UK. MORE  

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments. MORE  

Tobacco Company Ordered to Pay $23.6 Billion in Damages to Smoker’s Widow

By Victoria Kim

The objective of the lawsuit was to stop tobacco companies like R.J. Reynolds from targeting kids with their advertising. MORE  

Despite Overall Decline, U.S. Smokers Still Number 40 Million

By Bryan Le

Smoking has fallen by 50% since a half century ago, but the habit still persists among 20% of our population. MORE  

Study Finds Near-Bulletproof Quit Smoking Method

By Bryan Le

Researchers have found what they believe could be the most effective quit-smoking method yet. MORE  

UK Doctors Push Cigarette Ban For All Born After 2000

By Bryan Le

Advocates of the ban say the UK could be the first country to eradicate cigarettes, but opponents say it will simply create a new black market. MORE  

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