tobacco http://wamc.org en Dr. Keith Humphreys, Stanford University - Alternative Tobacco Products http://wamc.org/post/dr-keith-humphreys-stanford-university-alternative-tobacco-products <p>Alternative tobacco products are on the rise.</p><p>Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University,&nbsp; discusses a form of smokeless tobacco that is catching on overseas.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90330 at http://wamc.org Dr. Keith Humphreys, Stanford University - Alternative Tobacco Products VT Lawmakers Put Off Raising Tobacco Purchase Age http://wamc.org/post/vt-lawmakers-put-raising-tobacco-purchase-age <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont House is putting off a debate on whether to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in Vermont from 18 to 21. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84806 at http://wamc.org VT Lawmakers Put Off Raising Tobacco Purchase Age CVS Tobacco Ban Follows Earlier Moves Made In Mass. http://wamc.org/post/cvs-tobacco-ban-follows-earlier-moves-made-mass <p>The decision by <a href="http://info.cvscaremark.com/" target="_blank">CVS Caremark</a> to stop selling tobacco products at its drugstores nationwide won't change things at many of its outlets in Massachusetts.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 83762 at http://wamc.org CVS Tobacco Ban Follows Earlier Moves Made In Mass. Report: Smoking Still Leading Cause of Preventable Death and Disease in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/report-smoking-still-leading-cause-preventable-death-and-disease-mass <p></p><p></p><p>According to a recently released report, smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Massachusetts, while the state also continues its struggle with illegal drugs. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>In a report by the Massachusetts Health Council, a statewide non-profit agency that includes over 150 health oriented organizations, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable illness and death among Massachusetts residents – with 9,000 deaths attributed annually to tobacco use.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:05:42 +0000 Lucas Willard 51939 at http://wamc.org Report: Smoking Still Leading Cause of Preventable Death and Disease in Mass. Blair Horner: The Next Frontier in Tobacco Control http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-next-frontier-tobacco-control <p>Cigarettes cause cancer.&nbsp; Each pack has a warning label that tells us that.&nbsp; Tobacco smoke not only hurts the smoker, but the smoke also harms non-smokers.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the reason why laws were passed banning smoking in all work places and public places.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:58:15 +0000 37420 at http://wamc.org