In a state where tobacco interests once had a firm grip on the levers of politics, the Kentucky House of Representatives on Friday passed a ban on smoking in workplaces and indoor public places.
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.
In the wood-panelled rooms of Vienna's traditional coffee houses, tobacco-lovers can still light up pretty much as they please. But one of the last smokers' havens in Europe may be on course to kick the habit.
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.
The e-cigarette was pushed centre stage ahead of World No Tobacco Day, with doctors and policy experts urging the UN's health agency to embrace the gadget as a life saver.
A ban on electronic cigarettes went into effect Tuesday in New York restaurants, bars, parks, beaches and other public places.
The use of e-cigarettes could be restricted in parts of Britain, after the devolved government in Wales announced proposals on Wednesday to stop smoking the devices in public places.
Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 per cent, new research shows.
Senegal's health minister says lawmakers have banned tobacco advertising and smoking in public places.
Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars.
The restricted availability of defibrillators, and poor understanding of how to use them, are helping to boost the number of deaths from heart attacks occurring outside hospitals, suggests a study of one English county, published ...
There's no smoke without ire: a ban on water pipes in restaurants and cafes has caused uproar in Jordan where $1 billion worth of tobacco goes up in smoke every year.
China, which has the world's largest number of smokers, appears to be making another effort at limiting smoking by banning officials from lighting up in public.
Spain will ban electronic cigarettes from public places like hospitals and schools because of their possible health risks, the government said Wednesday.
Adults in India are substantially more likely to abstain from smoking at home if they are prohibited from smoking at work, a new study has found.