Waukesha Police Officer Admitted to Smoking Marijuana with Supervisor

Waukesha Police Officer Admitted to Smoking Marijuana with Supervisor
A long-time Waukesha police officer resigned from his position after being faced with termination after he admitted Dec. 16 to smoking marijuana with Lt. Craig Rivers, according to an internal investigation document obtained by Waukesha Patch through an open records request that was filed Feb. 28. Heitman told investigators he had smoked the drug with ...

Texas budget crisis threatens anti-smoking program

Texas budget crisis threatens anti-smoking program
Lawmakers are prepared to suspend the state’s smoking prevention program because of budget problems, despite estimates that smoking-related diseases cost Texas at least $1.6 billion a year in Medicaid payments alone. The House appropriations bill, scheduled for debate this weekend, would wipe out the $10 million-a-year anti-smoking campaign, a legacy of the state’s 1998 settlement ...

Menthol Cigarettes Marketed as ‘Healthier,’ FDA Panel Says

Menthol Cigarettes Marketed as 'Healthier,' FDA Panel Says
Marketing messages for menthol cigarettes disproportionately target youths and blacks and are crafted to imply that menthols are safer than other cigarettes, although they are not, according to a newly-released draft section of a long awaited FDA advisory committee’s report. While direct claims of menthol cigarettes’ health benefits dwindled after the 1950s, marketing materials continue ...

A Good Alternative to Cigarettes

A Good Alternative to Cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes are quickly becoming popular to the smoking members of the population. For other people, these may be the easiest first steps to take for definitely turning their backs on nicotine and its adverse effects. For some, however, these are mere substitutes for the real sticks, particularly when smoking in no smoking zones. Whatever ...

Cigarette Makers Look Forward to Full FDA Menthol Review

Cigarette Makers Look Forward to Full FDA Menthol Review
Just hours after the release of a draft report from the Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee that endorsed the ban of menthol, leading cigarette manufacturers said they look forward to working with the FDA as the agency reviews the hot-button issue. “The agency now has input from the Tobacco Product Scientific ...

Nicotine addict won’t kick costly habit

Nicotine addict won't kick costly habit
Bowling Green senior Jack Rolett sometimes walks to class because buying American Spirit cigarettes outweighs his need for gasoline. “I haven’t cut back because of price, so the drain on my account has gotten progressively worse,” Rolett said. “Living paycheck to paycheck is already cutting it close.” Rolett spends about $120 on cigarettes in one ...

Study Hopes to Cut High Numbers of Pregnant Smokers

Study Hopes to Cut High Numbers of Pregnant Smokers
“During the past 30 days, how many cigarettes do you usually smoke each day…still 10?” asks research assistant, Adrienne Duckworth. Duckworth is doing one of her many phone call surveys; talking to pregnant women in West Virginia, who continue to smoke. “Are you seriously thinking about quitting smoking during this pregnancy?” she asked. This is ...