Barack Obama quits smoking after 30 years

The First Lady announced that the US president had not touched cigarettes for almost a year and could now be counted among the ranks of the 1.3 million of his compatriots who are estimated to kick the...
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Should smoking be banned in public?

Fewer than one-quarter of American adults are smokers, meaning they’ve had at least one cigarette in the last week. That number has been dropping for years. And while they may be a shrinking minority,...
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Movies companies snuff on-screen smoking

Three film companies have drastically reduced smoking in their movies aimed at children and teens, thanks in part to their policies to reduce on-screen tobacco use, a new study says. Over the past five...
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Displays of Cigarettes Taboo in England stores

The colorful packs of cigarettes displayed prominently near the store counters and checkouts in supermarkets across England can’t be unnoticed. Tobacco companies spend millions on product placement in...
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Smokers are less productive

Smokers not only take more time off work, but they are also less productive when they are working, shows research in Tobacco Control. In 1990 the US Office of Technology Assessment estimated that smokers...
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