NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- City Council members who led the push to ban smoking in bars and gambling venues in this notoriously libertine city hailed the start of the smoke-free ordinance Wednesday as a historic step in making the city healthier.
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some current or former heavy smokers may benefit from a new lung cancer test even if they're 65 or older - although they experience more false alarms, suggests an analysis that comes as Medicare is debating whether to pay for the scans.