Tobacco

Asking for a friend

Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum?

The benefits are similar to drinking a cup of coffee.
Nick Keppler
4.20.18
Smoking

E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous for People Who Don’t Already Smoke

Several recent studies suggest that unless you're using e-cigs as a harm reduction tool to quit smoking, you should stay away from them—especially if you're a teenager.
Troy Farah
3.14.18
Smoking

Who Forced the Cigarette Companies to Run Those Anti-Smoking Ads?

I've spent decades battling the tobacco industry. There's a reason you're seeing these ads now.
Stanton Glantz
12.27.17
united states of addiction

You Can’t Treat Opioid Addiction While Ignoring Nicotine Addiction

Smoking cigarettes could increase risk of relapse into other drug use, experts say.
Madison Margolin
11.22.17
Smoking

What Will It Take for the Remaining 19 Percent of Smokers to Quit?

People have a few ideas.
Denny Watkins
8.4.17
How Not to Die

Newsflash: Hookah Smoking is Terrible for You

And the latest upgrade could make things even worse.
Nick Keppler
4.5.17
Eat This

Canada Might Be About to Do the Sugar Tax Thing

And we know they're right about basically everything, so...
Dene Moore
3.27.17
vaping

Teens Figured Out How to Make Vaping Even Worse for You

As many as a quarter of e-cig users have tried “dripping.”
Susan Rinkunas
2.6.17
Cigarettes

I Tried a Bunch of Alternative Therapies to Finally Quit Smoking

I tried to hate them by chain smoking, then I tried to ditch them with acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and some weird herbal things. I still smoke.
Sam Nichols
5.20.16
Cigarettes

An Exploding Vape Blew a Hole in a Guy's Tongue

"[It was like] an M80 bomb went off in my mouth."
Spencer Fox
5.19.16
Cigarettes

We Asked Smokers if They Would Pay $33 for a Pack of Cigarettes

Australian smokers are set to pay about $33 USD for a packet of cigarettes by 2020. We asked some of Melbourne's smokers if that was reason enough to quit.
David Allegretti
5.10.16