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Vaping is everywhere, from sea to shining sea, in every hamlet, high-rise and farm, on main streets near you. The electronic cigarette fad is especially popular among young people. And parents need to be alert. […] Read More

(RNS) Religious leaders are hoping to hit a home run in a campaign to get Major League Baseball players to ban tobacco use on fields and dugouts of the national pastime. More than two dozen members of the coalition group Faith United Against Tobacco wrote May 30 to Michael Weiner, executive director of the Major […] Read More

North Carolina is among the states that are looking at “sin taxes” as a relatively easy means for increasing revenue – easy, so long as they can get by the powerful tobacco and alcohol lobbies. There’s just one thing wrong with sin taxes – they aren’t big enough. That’s especially true with North Carolina’s proposed […] Read More

Forty years after the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report linking tobacco to lung cancer, a large percentage of Americans are still smokers. When U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the watershed report in January 1964 that smoking causes cancer and other serious illnesses, 45 percent of the adult population smoked. Today the number is less […] Read More

It’s difficult to see through the smoke surrounding Lorillard Tobacco Company’s recent lawsuit against the anti-smoking American Legacy Foundation. Lorillard, the nation’s fourth largest cigarette maker, sued ALF in Wake County Superior Court in North Carolina on Feb. 19. The suit charged that ALF’s anti-smoking campaign “included personal attacks on companies and individuals” and generated […] Read More

Infect Truth

Its Web ads claim “everybody wants to be free.” It’s Truth, an organization whose “main goal is to alert everyone to the lies and hidden practices of the cigarette companies, while giving people the tools to have a voice in changing that.” Its print ads urge people to rip cigarette advertising out of magazines. Its […] Read More