The FDA has been officially exploring the possibility of a menthol ban for more than a decade. In July 2013, the FDA requested comments on preliminary research, data and evaluations with regard to the regulation of menthol.
Candy-flavored e-cigarettes and other sweetened tobacco products threaten to create a new generation of addicted users, warns a new report by five prominent public health organizations.
The Chicago City Council passes a ban to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Carol Marin and her panel of aldermen weigh in on this issue, and get the latest from inside City Hall. View graphics on e-cigarette sales across the United States, and read an interview with a local doctor about the health risks and benefits.
Need tips on how to stay healthy in 2012? Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Medical Officer for Cook County Health & Hospitals System, joins us with several health recommendations for Chicagoans. Got any questions for Dr. Mason? Ask them here. Please also join us for a live web chat during and after the segment.
Aldermen propose new taxes on cigar and pipe smokers, as well as higher fees for loading and valet zones. The goal: staving off cuts to libraries, the 911 center and mental health facilities. Elizabeth Brackett reports.