cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

Cigarettes

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Different Names For Nicotine Vapor Products Causing Confusion

In April the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to begin regulating E-cigarettes. The decision brought relief to some parents who felt it would make it harder for teens to get their hands on the nicotine vapor devices.

06/04/2014

February 23, 2014: A business has a hole in the roof which was reportedly used as an entry point for a break-in. (Source: CBS4)

Roof Break-In Leaves Family Business Owners Stunned

A large hole cut into the roof of a business was how police said someone managed to get inside early Monday morning to steal lottery tickets, cigarettes and money.

CBS Miami–02/24/2014

US-HEALTH-TOBACCO-E CIGARETTE

E-Cigarette Ban For Minors Headed To Senate Floor

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes raises, a bill is now headed to the Senate floor to prohibit the sale of the trendy slim metal tubes to minors.

02/20/2014

Source: CBS4

Smoking Could Cause Harm To Your Pets

Smoking costs Americans about $96 billion dollars each year in medical expenses. We know what smoking and second hand smoke does to us but chances are you don’t know the dangerous effect that it can have on your pet.

CBS Miami–08/04/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Controversial Smartphone Apps Promote Smoking For Kids

These days, it seems like you can do just about anything on your mobile device: text friends, play games, even smoke a cigarette.

CBS4–12/21/2012

(Source:AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Experts: Tax Loophole Fueling Rise In Teen Tobacco Use

A federal tax loophole is enabling teenagers to switch from cigarettes to lower priced, cigarette-style cigars. Statistics reveal it’s getting the next generation hooked.

CBS Miami–08/15/2012

marijuana_generic

CDC: Pot Smoking Among Teens Exceeds Cigarette Smoking

While teens smoking cigarettes continues to decline, that doesn’t necessarily mean teens have quit smoking.

CBS4–06/08/2012

(Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Tax Em If You Got Em? Roll Your Own Tax Advances

Smoking cigarettes is not only bad for your health, it’s bad for your wallet. Cigarettes are expensive which has led to a growing roll-your-own industry across the state of Florida. With that growing industry, some Florida legislators want to cash in and tax shops that allow customers to roll their own cigarettes.

CBS4–02/16/2012

smoking_woman

Fewer Middle School, High School Kids Smoking

Fewer middle school and high school students are smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco, according to 2011 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey.

CBS4–11/30/2011

(Source: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Philip Morris, RJR Win Round In Fla. Smoker Suits

A Miami Jury has found for Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds in another of the thousands of lawsuits brought by Florida smokers.

CBS4–10/21/2011

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,474 other followers