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FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

The Food and Drug Administration laid out a plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, a move the agency says will reduce disease and deaths by taking products that have long-targeted young people and people of color off the market. ... Read more»

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Coalition targets illegal tobacco trade, with Arizona among top states in contraband

Arizona is among the worst states for smuggling of illegal goods, along with California, Texas, Florida and eight others being targeted by a new nationwide initiative from Phillip Morris – United to Safeguard America From Illegal Trade.... Read more»

Don’t want a COVID vaccine? Be prepared to pay more for insurance

Before COVID vaccines, most major private insurers waived patient payments for coronavirus treatment, but many if not most have allowed that policy to lapse for what is now a preventable hospitalization, so vaccine resisters should be prepared for insurance hikes.... Read more»

New York boosts smoking age to 21

Starting Wednesday, if you want to buy tobacco or e-cigarettes in New York and you’re under 21, you’re out of luck. The state joined 17 others and the District of Columbia in raising the legal age to buy cigarettes.... Read more»

Pima Supes snuff out 'T21' age limit for tobacco, vaping products

Pima County Supervisors voted 3-2 against imposing a ban on selling nicotine products to residents under 21 years old, while the Tucson City Council put off a decision on a similar new law.... Read more»

Legislative roundup: Tanning, guns, tuition costs

This was the busiest week yet this session for Arizona lawmakers, with committee hearings taking hours and bills vetted by the dozens. The week on the capitol began graced with dozens of Arizona firefighters spotting the mall, and ended with a farmers market. Somewhere in between, a mini horse trotted across the Rose Garden to lobby for service animals.... Read more»

App addresses challenges women face trying to quit smoking

When it comes to quitting smoking, women may need some extra motivation: "Women are more likely to gain weight than men when they quit smoking, and women have more difficulty losing weight when they gain it." That’s why UA researchers helped develop an app to remind women smokers that their health is more important than being thin.... Read more»

Long after losing glamorous image, smoking keeps tight grip on mentally ill

For decades, tobacco companies relied on movie stars and sports heroes to pitch their brands, making cigarettes a symbol of sophistication and glamour. Today, the image is vastly different, with smoking largely a habit of the troubled and the poor: 44 percent of all smokers are mentally ill.... Read more»

Why Uruguay’s David & Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?... Read more»

Pall on Mall for smokers: UA campus smoking ban coming

If you're a smoker, the University of Arizona may be about to put out your fire, or at least your cigarette. If a proposed policy takes effect Aug.15, the school will ban "the use of tobacco or nicotine-containing products" on all UA property.... Read more»1

Legal battles smolder six decades after ‘the greatest health protection in cigarette history’

It’s hard to think of anything more reckless than adding a deadly carcinogen to a product that already causes cancer—and then bragging about the health benefits. That’s what Lorillard Tobacco did 60 years ago when it introduced Kent cigarettes, whose patented “Micronite” filter contained a particularly virulent form of asbestos. ... Read more»

Report: High cigarette tax fuels AZ black market

A cigarette tax higher than neighboring states and cheaper prices on American Indian reservations have helped fuel a growing black market for cigarettes in Arizona, according a study by a Washington, D.C., think tank.... Read more»

Experts: More than half of Az cancer cases are preventable

Experts offered lawmakers some grim statistics Wednesday on cancer in Arizona, including a forecast of 11,400 deaths this year and a 50 percent increase in cancer cases by 2050. However, one figure offered some hope: More than half of cancer cases here could be prevented by lifestyle changes such as not smoking and exercising more.... Read more»

Az seeing more cases of nicotine over-exposure from e-cigarettes

With electronic cigarettes gaining popularity, officials in Arizona and nationwide are seeing more cases of people exposed to too much nicotine, not just from inhaling but by spilling or swallowing the liquid drug.... Read more»

Officials, advocates hope state ban on e-cigarettes curbs rising use among kids

With electronic cigarettes increasingly popular among children nationally, officials and advocates hope a new Arizona law banning sales to those under 18 will pay dividends here. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said e-cigarette use among high school students rose from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 2.8 percent in 2012.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Urgent need for pet adoptions in Pima County

The Monday Political Face-Off with commentators Jeff Rogers and John Munger. Also, Stephen Michael of the Arizona Smokers Helpline. Plus, former state legislator Nancy Young Wright talked about animal welfare issues in Pima County.... Read more»

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