A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
Far fewer Americans smoke today than when the Surgeon General’s office first weighed in on the problem. Now, 18-percent of all U.S. adults smoke compared to more than 42-percent of adults considered regular smokers back in 1964.
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General's office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.
Many Americans suffer because they don't take their medications as prescribed, and a new campaign seeks to fix that.
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