Will the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee is due in the coming week to submit to the agency its final report on the health effects of menthol cigarettes. The FDA is considering a ban …

Could a Simple Blood Test Predict Emphysema Early?

If you’re a smoker, you know by now how dangerous tobacco can be to your health. You also know how addictive cigarettes are, and how hard it is to kick the habit — especially if you’re still healthy. But what if doctors could …

5 Tips for Kicking Bad Habits

So you’ve made the decision to quit. Congratulations! Now you’ll need a few tried-and-true ways to change your bad habit — whether it’s problem drinking, eating or smoking — and stick with it.

Wealth and Health From a $1 Cigarette Tax

If you’re looking for a true stinker of a campaign slogan, you couldn’t do much better than “Vote for me, I’ll raise your taxes!” (Don’t believe it? Ask Walter Mondale. It ain’t easy to lose 49 states.) But suppose you changed …

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