January 17, 2014

Approximately 5.6 million American children alive today — or 1-of-13 children younger than 18 years — will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s report released Friday.

January 13, 2014

After years of successfully helping tobacco users quit with the Quit For Life Program, Alere Wellbeing has launched a new book designed to bring that expertise to the everyday consumer.

January 9, 2014

The electronic cigarette category is booming.

January 9, 2014

International Vapor Group has launched a new, refillable electronic cigarette system under its flagship South Beach Smoke brand.

January 8, 2014

American Heritage International, a manufacturer and distributor of premium electronic cigarettes, announced that its entire product line is now available for purchase through the company's website.

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 30, 2013

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 120 million Americans will make New Year’s resolutions, with such health-related goals as quitting smoking topping the list.

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 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 16, 2013

Mistic, a maker of electronic cigarettes, announced that Walmart has added Mistic's Ultimate Gift Set to store shelves across the nation.

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 15, 2013

The Great American Smokeout, which rallies smokers to kick the habit, will mark its 38th year on Nov. 21, and the Monday Campaigns aims to build on the event with the introduction of Quit and Stay Quit Monday.

November 13, 2013

Wahl, a manufacturer of men's hair clippers and trimmers, is expanding its Real Guys, Real Grooming campaign, which is a series of documentary-style ads and videos that show how real guys groom, and features the story of minor league baseball team LumberKings.

November 12, 2013

Electronic cigarette manufacturer Rejuve is selling its products through Famima!!'s nine stores in southern California, the company said Tuesday.

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.

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 10, 2013

There is no question that the way people shop has changed.

September 10, 2013

Just a few pieces of Halloween candy can go a long way toward satisfying kids’ cravings for sweet treats, but large quantities lead to tooth decay. That’s why dentists are teaming up to host this year’s Halloween Candy Buyback program.

September 10, 2013

Gamification. What is it? And what does it mean to your business?

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.