- Court: Law doesn't bar suits against cigarette manufacturers Updated: Apr-25-16 3:06 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Cigarette manufacturers aren't immune to lawsuits by smokers who get sick, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a decision that bolsters the case of a smoker who was stricken with laryngeal cancer and won a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
- Study: No suicide risk for anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban Updated: Apr-22-16 6:49 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk.
- Inslee signs statewide vaping rules for Washington Updated: Apr-19-16 7:48 pm
SEATAC, Washington - Businesses selling vapor products such as electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine in Washington will soon be regulated by statewide rules.
- Commission approves vaping on Sedgwick Count property Updated: Apr-19-16 3:33 pm
DERBY, Kansas - Electronic cigarettes will be permitted in public buildings in a southern Kansas county under a newly approved policy.
- Hawaii lawmakers pass bills on smoking, drugs, birth control Updated: Apr-13-16 12:04 am
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Legislature passed hundreds of bills ahead of a major deadline, making decisions on a variety of issues including smoking in cars and drug overdoses. They also passed bills to pay for air conditioning Hawaii's public schools, allow women to get up to a year of birth control at a time and criminalize trespassing on state lands.
- NY health department: Treat smoking as an addiction Updated: Apr-09-16 8:49 am
ALBANY, New York - Public health officials in New York state say the health care community needs to change the way it looks at smoking and treat it as an addiction rather than a bad habit.
- Illinois considers raising age to buy tobacco products Updated: Apr-05-16 7:37 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A measure to raise the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 in Illinois got initial approval Tuesday, with the lawmaker behind the proposal telling colleagues he wants to make it harder for youth to pick up a lifelong habit.
- Union: State shouldn't have fired man for smoking pot on job Updated: Mar-31-16 5:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A lawyer for a labor union urged the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday to rule that the firing of a state worker caught smoking marijuana in a state-owned vehicle while on the job was too harsh a punishment.