The Right Way to Bum a Smoke Off a Stranger

Smokers: Gird your stash. Cigarette bumming by complete strangers is reportedly at an all-time high, plus it achieves peak frequency during the holidays with increased imbibing at parties and get-togethers. A note to bummers: Just because you're a terrible, fraudulent mooch doesn't mean you can't also show a little… » 12/08/14 12:10pm 12/08/14 12:10pm

Cigarette Maker to Ban Most Workplace Smoking in Its Offices

If you snagged a job at Reynolds American Inc. thinking the manufacturer of Camel cigarettes would be totally cool with you smoking at your desk or basically anywhere in the company's offices, I have some super bad news for you. » 10/23/14 12:40pm 10/23/14 12:40pm

CVS Drug Stores Stop Selling Tobacco Products Early

Back in February, nationwide pharmacy CVS announced plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 1, 2014. The chain has managed to beat its October deadline by nearly a month and, as of now, CVS stores are tobacco-free. » 9/04/14 12:30pm 9/04/14 12:30pm

CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes Because It's the Right Thing to Do

In a statement posted on their website Wednesday, CVS/pharmacy announced that come October 1st they will no longer sell cigarettes or tobacco products at any of their almost 8,000 stores across the country. The company says they made this call because it was "the right thing to do." » 2/05/14 10:00am 2/05/14 10:00am

Cigars For Women: Because Ladies Can Get Man Cancer, Too

Like most consumption trends presented to women as a rah rah girl power way to do man things like a man, cigar smoking doesn't do anything to combat sexism. It does, however, still give ladies various cancers. You've come a long way, baby. » 1/20/14 12:20pm 1/20/14 12:20pm

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

Watch a Penis Shrink and Fade in Finland's Anti-Smoking Campaign

The Cancer society of Finland has devised a fun slash sick way of showing the effects smoking has on the human body, using flaxen-haired models and a photo slider for "before" and "after" examples. » 10/22/13 6:00pm 10/22/13 6:00pm

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

The CDC'S Scary-Ass Anti-Smoking Commercials Are Working

The CDC's graphic television spots —featuring personal stories from people dealing with the horrifying physical consequences of smoking cigarettes — have effectively freaked people out enough to make them quit. » 9/10/13 1:20pm 9/10/13 1:20pm

Texas Loves Teens, Cali Wants Asians: What's Your State's Fave Porn?

Can you judge a state by its PornHub keyword searches? Sure. Why not. And guess what? Right now you're probably surrounded by people into MILF massage. » 8/27/13 1:00pm 8/27/13 1:00pm

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

Unemployment Can Be Deadly for Uneducated White Women

Previous studies have established a steep decline in the life expectancy of white women without a high school diploma. New research indicates that along with smoking, being unemployed is "strongly associated with higher death rates." » 5/30/13 11:10am 5/30/13 11:10am

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

You'll Enjoy Courtney Love's Husky Croak in This NJOY Ad

It's been a long time since we heard anything other than cuckoo Tweets from CLC. And you know what? This ad is fucking awesome. Thanks NJOY. And thank you, Courtney Love. Fuck yeah. » 4/02/13 2:10pm 4/02/13 2:10pm

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

102-Year-Old Woman Quits Smoking (But Not for Her Health)

Happy Birthday to Clara Cowell, a 102-year-old English woman that the Surgeon General probably doesn't want you to hear about. You see, Cowell has been smoking for about 82 of those years, and she's in damn good health. » 2/18/13 9:30am 2/18/13 9:30am

Ladies Who Smoke Are at Greater Risk Than Previously Thought

Yes, you know you should quit smoking. Your mom, your friends and people on the street tell you all the time and now you're gonna get it from me — you should probably quit smoking because, as it turns out, it's even worse for women than previously thought. » 1/24/13 11:50am 1/24/13 11:50am

Good Thing This Electronic Cigarette Just For Ladies Is Here Now

Honestly, I was getting worried, because what was I supposed to do with a unisex e-cigarette that doesn't feature discotheque-purple and Monotype Corsiva script on the box? Bang it on the table? Make a sandwich with it? I don't knowww. » 12/26/12 11:25am 12/26/12 11:25am