lung health

Some Smokers Say It’s Harder to Buy Cigarettes Now that CVS Doesn’t Sell Tobacco

A survey of smokers who used to purchase cigarettes at CVS finds more than half say it is harder to buy cigarettes now that the pharmacy chain has stopped selling tobacco products. The survey found 52 percent said the move by CVS has impacted their ability to buy cigarettes regularly,…

“Very Light” Smoking Appears Popular Among Young Women: Study

“Very light” smoking, defined as smoking five or fewer cigarettes a day, appears to be popular among young women, a new study concludes. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin examined data from almost 9,800 women ages 18 to 25, and found about 30 percent were current smokers. Among…

Global Sales of E-Cigarettes and E-Liquids Nearly Doubled Last Year

The global market for e-cigarettes and e-liquids almost doubled, to $6 billion, from 2013 to 2014, a new report finds. During that same period, cigarette sales decreased 0.4 percent, according to CBS News. The report on e-cigarettes and e-liquids was issued by the market research firm Euromonitor International. The United…

Tobacco Companies Don’t Have to Say They Lied About Smoking Dangers: Court

A federal appeals court has ruled that American tobacco companies do not have to tell consumers they lied about the dangers of smoking. The companies must say cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, according to the Associated Press. The ruling is part of a long-standing legal battle that began in…

Smokers Spend Average of $1.4 Million in Personal Costs: Study

Smokers burn through an average of $1.4 million in personal costs, a new study concludes. The figure includes spending on cigarettes, medical costs and lower wages brought on by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, CBS News reports. The study, which appears on the website WalletHub, calculated the cumulative cost of…