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Do You Talk to Your Kids About Smoking Cigarettes?

Even "Smoking Baby" Ardi Rizal has kicked the habit. Credit: Ahamd Naafi, AFP/Getty Images In Kentucky, there's a smokers' quit line that specifically targets teenagers. One teen told WSAZ News Channel 3 that he had been smoking since ...In Kentucky, there's a smoker's quit line that specifically targets teenagers.

Do the New Cigarette Warning Labels Go Too Far?

One of 36 new proposed FDA cigarette warning labels is pictured. The FDA will pick nine images to accompany warning statements, which will be mandatory on all cigarettes beginning in October 2012. Illustration by FDA Via Getty Images T...

Cigarette Advertising in Stores Can Light Up Teen Smoking, Study Shows

Do ads make kids light up? Credit: Getty Images
We know teens can be impressionable. In fact, a new study shows that axiom is so true that simply seeing advertisements for smoking increases the odds a teenager will pick up the habit. Childr...

Secondhand Smoke at Home Leads to Increased Risk of Emphysema

One more reason to quit smoking: your kids' health. Credit: SuperFantastic, Flickr
We've known for years that secondhand smoke puts the health of exposed children at risk. The severity of these risks, however, are still being discovered. Resea...

Smoking Smarties - Just Say No

There is good news and bad news on the teen smoking front. The good news is that teen smoking has been steadily declining over the past few years. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including changes in the way cigarettes are advertised, ...

Mother of Three-Year-Old Smoker Convicted

If you've got a three-year-old child, I would think you would pretty much know where that kid is and what they're doing at all times.Kelly Marie Pocock has a different method of child-rearing. While this 24-year-old Londoner was chatting on the phone...

Third-Hand Smoke Harming Kids

Smokers-and your children--beware. Even though you may smoke outside, or roll down the window to let in fresh air when you're smoking in the car, toxins remain in your hair and on your clothes that can ultimately poison your kids. Sound scary? well, ...

Smokin' in the Boys Room -- What Kids Are Smoking

Did you know that every year, the federal government funds a study to keep on top of teenage drug use? I didn't. Not that it surprises me, but, no, I didn't know that. Well, it turns out that this year's edition has some surprising numbers in it. Tee...

Moms quit smoking during pregnancy only to start again

Smoking is a hard habit to break, there's no doubt about it. In fact, according to USA Today, only 10 to 20% of people who try quitting succeed. But expectant mothers have a reason to quit smoking that goes beyond their own health -- smoking during p...

Menthol used to hook kids

Say what you will about a smoker's right to light up in his car or her own home, but I think we can all agree that underage smoking is wrong, wrong, wrong. a new study suggests that menthol cigarettes are specifically formulated to attract an...

How to have a green pregnancy

To some women the thought of a "green" pregnancy conjures up images of nausea, vomiting and general discomfort. That's thankfully not what we're talking about here. As the green movement to save our environment continues to sweep the nation, check o...

Preventing smoking

When I was a teenager, tobacco companies used to hand out free sample packs of cigarettes on the sidewalk downtown. I took one once, snuck it home, and squirreled it away until I had a chance to try them. When the time came, I simply couldn't get the...

Going to town

Yesterday, Sara had a appointment with her doctor, so I picked up the kids early after school and we caught the streetcar downtown. We got to the Union Square area and joined the throngs of people headed up Powell street. There were people of every t...

California bans smoking in cars with kids

As of January first, it will be illegal to smoke in a car in California when a minor is present. "Protecting the health of our children is among government's highest responsibilities," said state Senator Jenny Oropeza, the bill's author. "It is clear...

Flickr flicks a kid and his cigarette

I don't think much of smoking in general and I certainly don't approve of children smoking. I imagine most people agree, at least on that last part. That's why, in the US and much of the rest of the world, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products...

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