More Smoking Articles

  • New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

    MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — Jane Horton hates when someone near her on a beach lights up a cigarette. "It makes me gag," the Wall Township resident said from a sand chair on the Manasquan beach last week. "Even if they're not right on top of you, the wind still carries it into your face." But...

  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale...

  • Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man. Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altria. It also creates a powerhouse in...

  • For smokers, can e-cigarettes save money?

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Some in the growing industry are touting the battery-powered nicotine sticks as a way for...

  • CDC wants more cigarette taxes, regs as tobacco usage flattens, teens experiment

    The drop in tobacco use has bottomed out, and teens are experimenting more, prompting the CDC to call for new taxes, regulations and warnings to get Americans to finally kick the habit.

  • 'You are what is wrong with this country': Jay Rockefeller and Senate Democrats open fire on e-cigarette presidents

    Electronic cigarette companies "are what is wrong with this country," because of advertising that makes their products more interesting to children, says Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

From the Weekly Standard