Court Rules FDA Can't Shame Smokers With Gross Cigarette Labels

The government has already jacked up taxes on cigarettes and forced smokers into the cold, but yesterday it lost a battle in its ongoing effort to scare and annoy smokers into quitting rather than just banning cigarettes. The FDA's plan to cover half of every cigarette label with disgusting images of rotten teeth and… »11/08/11 12:00pm11/08/11 12:00pm

Are Pregnant Women Really Smoking To Make Their Babies Smaller?

When Mad Men features scenes of pregnant women smoking, the image is meant to be jarring and show how much the world has changed since the 1960s. But of course, women still smoke during pregnancy. Even though smoking while pregnant is widely regarded as unacceptable, doctors say many women are purposely smoking in the… »7/07/11 10:33pm7/07/11 10:33pm