Federal Task Force Expands Screening Recommendations To Include Current And Former Smokers Ages 50-80Lung cancer is by far the number one cancer killer in the U.S. There have been more than 131,000 deaths this year alone.
Coronavirus Resolve: Pandemic Has Inspired Some To Change Troublesome Habits, Live Healthier LivesFor many, the coronavirus pandemic and a chaotic year have created some pretty unhealthy habits. But others have found inspiration to live healthier.
Suffolk County Considering Raising Smoking Age To 25It could become the toughest smoking law in the nation. A bill would raise the legal smoking age in the county to 25.
International Studies Show New Lung Cancer Screenings Could Reduce Mortality By 20%CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez spoke with Dr. Joshua Sabari from NYU's Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center about new lung cancer screenings that could reduce mortality rates.
Suffolk County To Attempt To Ban Smoking In Private HomesIs one suburban county going too far trying to legislate what residents can and cannot do in the privacy of their own homes?
New York Raises Age To Purchase Tobacco Products From 18 To 21Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 back in July.
Study: Damage From E-Cigs, Vaping On Par With Mustard Gas Burns In LungsA new study from the Mayo Clinic describes the lung damage in some vaping patients that look like chemical burns
New York State Raises Smoking Age From 18 To 21The change takes effect in 120 days, on Nov. 13, and will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
Smoking Rates In U.S. Hit All-Time Low, CDC SaysAbout 14 percent of U.S adults admit to being smokers last year, down from about 16 percent in 2016, government figures from the CDC show.
Minimum Price Of Cigarette Pack In NYC Rises To $13, Highest In The NationOfficials in New York City want smokers to pack it in.
Ban On Smoking And Walking Potentially Coming To NYC StreetsIf a city lawmaker has his way, smoking and walking will soon be outlawed on city streets. That's the bill Councilman Peter Koo proposed on Thursday.
City Council Considers Major New Crackdowns On Smoking In NYCEarlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new push to cut down on smoking and vaping – including new taxes and license requirements. Now the City Council is considering going well beyond that.
Kicking The Habit: Adult Smoking Rate In United States Falls To 15 PercentThe nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.
Man Smoking Cigarette In Subway Car Confronted By Angry StraphangersWe've seen all sorts of bad behavior on the subway before. Now we see what happens when someone decided it would be a good idea to light up a cigarette.
New Haven Launches Citywide Stop-Smoking EffortMayor Toni Harp said perhaps as many as one in every five people in New Haven smoke and she's now making it more difficult to light up.