.S. health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.
They have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particular year. The power of tobacco companies and popularity of their products made such a goal seem like a pipe dream.
Eric Lawson, a working actor who portrayed the Marlboro Man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.
By Jerome Aning
Citing a study conducted in the United Kingdom that showed that young, jobless people were twice as likely to smoke as those who were employed, a Quezon City-based health advocacy group called on Congress Thursday to enact a law requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packs sold locally.
They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the American Cancer Society says the little cigars and packages of loose tobacco are aimed at kids and are just as deadly as cigarettes.
By Allan Nawal
Forgot to buy your cigarette or did you suddenly run out of a stick to light? Think twice before asking somebody to hand you one. More likely, fellow smokers would tell you they have run out of sticks, too.