January 9, 2014

The electronic cigarette category is booming.

January 8, 2014

Everything from lack of motivation to stress can cause people to find maintaining a healthy diet difficult, according to a new survey by a company that makes stevia-based sweeteners.

January 6, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and Walgreens teamed up to launch Sponsorship to Quit, a free online quit-smoking gamification program that smokers can personalize with customized tools and tips during their journey to quit.

January 2, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign helped more than 100,000 Americans likely quit smoking for good, exceeding the original goal of 50,000, the agency announced Wednesday.

December 27, 2013

Clearette, a manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, has ordered specialized equipment in an effort to improve production output in hopes to allow volume increases.

December 23, 2013

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breast-feeding to do so, at least for a few months, or long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits.

December 20, 2013

The New York City Council has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in such public venues as bars, restaurants, beaches, parks and office buildings, according to published reports.

December 20, 2013

Rite Aid is extending store hours and featuring gift items as the holiday shopping season comes to an end, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

December 9, 2013

Fifteen years after reaching more than $246 billion in legal settlements against the tobacco industry, most states have fallen short of spending a significant portion of the money on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released Monday by a coalition of public health organizations.

November 19, 2013

Many of the most popular anti-smoking apps for iPhones or Androids lack some basic strategies that are known to help smokers quit, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine released Tuesday.

November 18, 2013

Dollar General on Friday kicked off its annual holiday giving campaign either in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving campaign or the holiday toy drive benefitting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

November 14, 2013

Domestic violence has devastating effects on families, but new research also links it to chronic disease in women and calls on healthcare professionals to do more to determine whether there may be a link between the two in patients.

October 31, 2013

New York City Council voted on Wednesday to hike the minimum age for buying cigarettes from 18 years to 21 years.

October 25, 2013

Many pet owners are confused about pet nutrition and industry standards, according to a new survey.

October 18, 2013

Ulta Beauty recently stationed its first ever “Kiss Kart” in the heart of Chicago as part of its Donate with a Kiss campaign to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

October 2, 2013

Drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is joining an effort to oppose domestic violence, the company said Wednesday.

September 26, 2013

The largest mobile health initiative for pregnant mothers and their babies has named Rite Aid its first national retail partner, the drug store chain said Thursday.

September 20, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2013 Tips From Former Smokers campaign produced more than 150,000 additional calls to 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a number that links callers to their state quitlines, according to a report in last week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

September 11, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

September 10, 2013

Financial firm Deloitte recently leveraged a gamification platform, called Badgeville, to augment its Deloitte Leadership Academy, a digital executive training program that's deployed across 50,000 executives at more than 150 companies. The gamification elements included ranks and rewards to be showcased in participant profiles, missions and leaderboards.

September 9, 2013

A series of smoking ads from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that detail the health problems of real-life smokers led more than 200,000 smokers to quit immediately, the agency said Monday.

September 6, 2013

More students in middle and high school are using electronic cigarettes, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 3, 2013

Arizona last week launched what it is billing as the first-ever comprehensive program aimed at helping adolescents and young adult smokers called “The Cignal.”

August 29, 2013

Better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and more apt to be physically active than their less-educated peers. They also are more inclined to make healthy changes and adhere to them, according to a new study in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.