Top Leaderboard, Site wide
October 22, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


Truthdig Bazaar
Inside WikiLeaks

Inside WikiLeaks

By Daniel Domscheit-Berg
$15.64

Changing Venezuela

Changing Venezuela

By Gregory Wilpert
$17.79

more items

 
Tags

Tag: Smoking


Dale (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Smoking Mad: Tobacco Users Caught Up in Insurer’s Obamacare ‘Glitch’

After signing up for coverage and disclosing they were smokers, about 100 New Hampshire consumers, including Terry Wetherby, find their new Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield policies canceled because they were charged incorrect “non-smoker” rates.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 READ MORE



USC Study Links Animal Protein Consumption to Cancer

Could consuming a diet rich in animal protein be just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes?

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 READ MORE


No Smokes

Share
Posted on Feb 9, 2014 READ MORE


Up in Smoke

Share
Posted on Feb 7, 2014 READ MORE


Tobacco Deaths 2013

Share
Posted on Dec 30, 2013 READ MORE



Photo by Fried Dough (CC-BY)

U.S. Caves to Tobacco Lobby on Trade Pact Position

The investigative website Fair Warning reports that the White House has bowed to pressure from Big Tobacco and pro-business groups, and will drop a stance aimed at curbing smoking globally.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE


Tobacco Executive in Hell

Share
Posted on May 15, 2013 READ MORE


American Love Affair

Share
Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE


Cigarette Smoking Butt

Share
Posted on Jan 2, 2013 READ MORE



Faint Sanity (CC BY 2.0)

Women Who Quit Smoking Live Longer

Researchers say women can avoid most of the ill effects of smoking by kicking the habit before the age of 40. Those who continue stand to lose a decade of life.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 READ MORE



jewdini (CC BY 2.0)

Young Stoners Run Risk of Lower IQ

People who were diagnosed with cannabis dependence during their teenage and early adult years exhibited declines in IQ scores by their late 30s, according to researchers at Duke University.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 READ MORE


New Warning Labels

Share
Posted on Jun 24, 2011 READ MORE


Butts
Wikimedia Commons

Arizona Wants to Punish Bad Health Habits

Budget-strapped Arizona is looking for new ways to pinch pennies. Now the state’s Medicaid agency is proposing to smack smokers and diabetes patients who ignore doctors’ orders with special $50 annual fees.

Posted on Apr 3, 2011 READ MORE


Quit Smoking

Share
Posted on Dec 19, 2010 READ MORE


cigarette smoking
Flickr / adi&moni

Thank You for Not Smoking

In the first worldwide study of the effects of “passive smoking,” researchers at the World Health Organization have discovered that 600,000 people—a third of them children—die each year from secondhand smoke.

Posted on Nov 26, 2010 READ MORE


Churchy State

Share
Posted on Nov 12, 2010 READ MORE



abcnews.go.com

Get Ready for the New, Scary Anti-Smoking Packaging

If the black-and-white surgeon general’s warning on cigarette packaging hasn’t served as fair warning to smokers that bad things are likely to happen to them if they keep lighting up their cancer sticks, the new, super-graphic images to be slapped on their smoke packs just might.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 READ MORE


New Airline Business Model

Share
Posted on Apr 11, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / It's Our City

What Do Toyota and Big Tobacco Have in Common?

Fed up with a certain automotive academic who has been challenging Toyota’s claims about its car troubles, the automaker demonstrated similar problems in its competitors’ vehicles and fielded a team of experts to argue counterpoint. One of those experts runs a consulting firm for hire that once found no link between secondhand smoke and cancer. (continued)

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 READ MORE


GOP Lawmaker Demands Recall of Car That Drove Him to Gay Club

The senator said not only did the car drive him to the gay nightclub, but it forced him to enter the club and party there for hours, resulting in his later arrest for DUI. (Editor’s note: Although Roy Ashburn is a real state senator who really was arrested on a DUI charge after allegedly being at a gay club, in this column Borowitz takes the liberty of manufacturing a set of quotations for satire’s sake.)

Posted on Mar 7, 2010 READ MORE


Ghosts in the Addict

Share
Posted on Mar 2, 2010 READ MORE    


cigarette smoking
Flickr / adi&moni

Obama Healthy, Still Sins

As most recent presidents have done, Barack Obama has released the results of his annual physical examination. Doctors are reporting the president is in “excellent health” despite his continued struggle with addiction to nicotine.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010 READ MORE


cigarette smoking
Flickr/adi&moni

Scientists Uncover New Risk Associated With Thirdhand Smoke

If anyone needs another reason to stop smoking, here it is: Researchers are turning their attention to the effects of “thirdhand smoke,” the layer of icky residue that lingers on clothes and in living spaces after cigarettes and other tobacco delivery devices are snubbed out. ... (continued)

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 READ MORE


Cameron and Weaver
Flickr / OfficialAvatarMovie

Anti-Smoking Camp Targets ‘Avatar’

James Cameron’s “Avatar” has made beaucoup bucks, already taking in more than $1 billion worldwide since its last last month, but there’s at least one group that’s not happy with certain aspects of his futuristic odyssey. A campaign called Smoke Free Movies sponsored a major ad buy in Hollywood’s two prominent trade papers Tuesday to protest ... (continued)

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 READ MORE


ashtray
Flickr/mamagrrrl

Report: States Slacking on Anti-Smoking Spending

According to a consortium of anti-smoking organizations, U.S. state governments are raking in more money than ever from tobacco companies but aren’t spending as much as they had in recent years on preventing their constituents from starting to light up or on helping them quit.

Posted on Dec 9, 2009 READ MORE


cigarette smoking
Flickr/adi&moni

U.S. Adult Cigarette Smoking Rate Rose in 2008

Blame it on the recession? Cigarette smoking among American adults had been on the decline for about 15 years, but in 2008 the smoking rate rose, bumping up slightly from 19.8 percent the previous year to just under 21 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009 READ MORE


no smoking
blogs.citypages.com

If the Cigarettes Don’t Get You, the Meds Might

As if quitting smoking wasn’t hard enough: The FDA is slapping mental health warnings on varenicline and buproprion, two drugs commonly prescribed to help smokers ditch their “cancer sticks,” as both medications may cause serious neuropsychiatric problems and could even provoke suicidal behavior among users.

Posted on Jul 1, 2009 READ MORE


Vodka
absolutavila.com

‘To Health’?

A study published in The Lancet medical journal concludes that the effects of alcohol should be viewed in the same light as the effects of smoking. Alcohol consumption is linked to one in every 25 deaths worldwide, the study said.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009 READ MORE


Poster Addict for Tobacco Law

It’s all right to be just a bit defensive when you’re the addict in chief, but President Obama happens to be, hands down, the best possible spokesman for the new FDA regulation. He should embrace the role.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 READ MORE


ButtsButts
Wikimedia Commons

Congress OKs Anti-Smoking Bill

Congress gave final approval to a bill that gives the federal government far-reaching power to try to decrease smoking in the U.S. Positioned to be much more effective than those stupid tobacco company-sponsored “Truth” commercials, the bill would limit nicotine levels and use of words like mild and light. Updated

Posted on Jun 12, 2009 READ MORE


smoker
Flickr / NeilsPhotography

Big Tobacco Targeted by Bigger Government

The Food and Drug Administration may soon have control over the tobacco industry, if legislation survives Senate obstacles. The bill passed by a wide margin in the House, where its principal sponsor, Rep. Henry Waxman, said, “It has taken us far too long to get to this point.”

Posted on Apr 2, 2009 READ MORE


It’s Time to Put the Clamps on Tobacco

An idea that has been around for years now has reached that rarest of moments: There is a political environment that should, if reason prevails, produce legislation to require the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009 READ MORE


McCain Coughs Up Another Joke About Killing Iranians

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee gets what might have been a terrorist fist jab from wife Cindy over an ill-considered crack on rising U.S. cigarette sales to Iran: “Maybe that’s a way of killing them.” Ha ha, funnyman. Lucky for him, the media is in a forgiving mood these days when it comes to the ex-jet jockey, as Max Bergmann points out.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008 READ MORE


elderly smoker
medecineworld.org

Bad News for Older Smokers

Cigarette smoking is even worse for your health than previously thought. Dutch researchers have found that smokers over the age of 55 are 50 percent likelier to develop some form of dementia.

Posted on Sep 3, 2007 READ MORE


Mr. Fish: Bipartisan Blunt

Share
Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE    


no smoking
designofsignage.com

Pelosi Mulls Smoking Ban

D.C. may be smoke-free, but Congress gets to set its own rules.  Unfortunately for nicotine-craving lawmakers (25% of Congress), the Democrats’ victory may lead to change for more than Iraq and the minimum wage—Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi is considering a ban on smoking in the U.S. Capitol.

Posted on Dec 8, 2006 READ MORE


Hand with Cig

Extra Nicotine Keeps Smokers Smoking

The average cigarette contains 10% more nicotine than it did in 1998 (some brands are 30% stronger). Seems a pretty effective way for “cancer stick” companies to hold on to their core market (i.e. the 70% of smokers who want to quit) in a time when the world has wised up to the health risks posed by smoking.

Posted on Aug 31, 2006 READ MORE


‘Tom & Jerry’ Smoking Scenes to Be Cut

Turner Broadcasting is also searching through old “Flintstones” and “Scooby-Doo” cartoons to eliminate scenes that glamorize smoking.

Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


Judge: Tobacco Giants Deceived Smokers

A federal judge ruled that the nation’s top cigarette makers have been violating racketeering laws and lying to the public about the effects of smoking, but legal restrictions prevented her from slapping the companies with billions in fines.

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE


Mark Danner
From MarkDanner.com

Mark Danner Waves the Smoking Gun

New Yorker staff writer and Berkeley professor Mark Danner has a new book exploring America’s scandalous indifference to the Downing Street Memo—the “smoking gun” that all but proves Bush was set on going to war in Iraq eight months before the actual invasion.

  • Read the Buzzflash interview

  • Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


    View the most popular tags overall?

     
    Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
     
    Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
     
    Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
     
     
     
    Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
     
    Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
     

    A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
    © 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.