NYC Saves America's Youth by Raising the Age You Can Buy Cigarettes

In a measure that surely made Mayor Mike Bloomberg cackle with glee, the New York City Council voted to raise the legal age people can buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 Thursday. In the continued war on smokers in New York, the Council also voted to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes and passed other measures… » 10/31/13 11:30am 10/31/13 11:30am

So What if Obama Quit Smoking Because He's 'Scared' of His Wife?

Fire up the gaffe signal; the President said something unscripted! Yesterday, during an "hot mic" moment at the UN General Assembly, our Commander-In-Chief Barack Hussein Bengazi Obamacare Bailout Obama confessed to an official that he hasn't had a cigarette in six years because he's "scared" of his wife. Either… » 9/24/13 12:00pm 9/24/13 12:00pm

Nope, Sorry, You Can't Smoke Anywhere

Smoking occasionally causes cancer in those who choose to do it and metastatic sanctimony in those who choose not to. To prevent both of these tragic social diseases, governments have jacked up the price of a pack and made it all but impossible to smoke indoors. Now, they're going after outdoor spaces, too, and soon… » 8/08/13 7:00pm 8/08/13 7:00pm

So, You’re That One Friend Who's Still Trying To Quit Smoking. Me Too.

The amazing thing about nicotine addiction: It's an addiction! Like, you feel like you can't stop no matter how much you want to! The second amazing thing about nicotine addiction: People who have never been addicted to cigarettes (or smoked significantly less than you before they quit) cannot fundamentally understand… » 6/08/13 2:00pm 6/08/13 2:00pm

18-Year-Olds of NYC: Public Officials Are Coming for Your Cigarettes

Alongside city health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Council speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has proposed a measure that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes in New York City from 18 years old to 21. Cue smoking teens everywhere angrily asking, "What is this, a police state?" » 4/23/13 12:00pm 4/23/13 12:00pm

Canadian Ad Compares Social Smoking to Social Farting

This is a clever — if most likely completely ineffective — ad effort from Ontario Ministry of Health's "Quit the Denial" campaign that aims to get folks to stop smoking. Obviously, the idea is that the woman is in total denial that her flatulence is a problem — after all, she only does it socially! The ad is funny… » 3/19/13 10:00am 3/19/13 10:00am

But Seriously, Quit Smoking Before You're 30 So You Can Live a Decade…

Hardly revelatory news that cigarettes are bad for you, but UK researchers have found new data after completing their One Million Women Study, published in The Lancet: quit before you're 30, or even 40, and you'll tack another 10 years onto your life. 1.2 million women aged 50 to 69 participated in the study, which… » 10/27/12 12:30pm 10/27/12 12:30pm

When It Comes to Smoking, All the Cool Kids ARE Doing It

I have always been a huge nerd, which is why I pretty much didn't even look at a cigarette until I was like 22—and even then it was just to deliver some morally superior sniffs about how some of us don't have to suck on a stanky Duraflame log just to have a good time. Some of us have ancient Greek city-states to… » 9/10/12 4:00pm 9/10/12 4:00pm

Your Breakfast Is Trying to Murder You: Eggs Are Almost as Bad for You…

You know what? Fuck it. I'm calling it. Everyone just do whatever you want. We're all going to die, we're all going to get cancer, and with a new study coming out every day about some other seemingly innocuous thing that's methodically dissolving your brain, I say we all find a hot tub somewhere and chill out. » 8/14/12 7:00pm 8/14/12 7:00pm