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  • FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community

    May 2, 2016 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers. The $35.7-million effort targets the estimated 40 percent of the 2 million LGBT young adults in... more »
  • Metro Council kills smoking ban proposal Play Video

    April 13, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Metro Council killed a proposal that would have banned smoking in all businesses, including bars and casinos. Smoking ban fails. pic.twitter.com/qiXjg0jauI — Brittany Weiss WBRZ (@MsBWeiss) April 13, 2016 The ordinance was designed to include a ban on... more »
  • New taxes go in effect on April 1st; that's no joke Play Video

    March 31, 2016 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Smokers, drinkers, car renters and every shopper around Louisiana will be paying more for their purchases starting today. In addition to tax increases on cigarettes, alcohol and car rentals, a one percent increase in the state sales tax kicks in Friday. According to the Tax... more »
  • BRFD: Fire caused by person smoking in bed

    February 1, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire officials are looking into a house fire that they say was caused by a person smoking in bed. Authorities responded to the fire in the 3000 block of Seneca Street around 5 a.m. Monday. Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman, Mark Miles, said the building suffered about $40,000... more »
  • Group wants to ban smoking in bars, casinos across Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 26, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The group Smoke-free East Baton Rouge is working on a campaign to extend an existing statewide smoking ban to include bars and gaming facilities. The group, made up of Louisiana Cancer Research Center, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association and others,... more »
  • Hawaii raises smoking age to 21; military supports new law

    December 31, 2015 12:22 PM

    HONOLULU - Hawaii is the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age 21. The new law, which includes both traditional and electronic cigarettes, goes into effect Jan. 1. Public health officials are hoping they'll keep young people from developing an unhealthy addiction. They say one in... more »
  • Report: La. spends fraction on anti-smoking initiatives

    December 9, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new report finds Louisiana is doing a poor job of funding tobacco cessation and prevention programs. According to a national report issued Tuesday by a coalition of public health organizations, found that tobacco companies spend $32 promoting use of their product for every $1 Louisiana spends to... more »
  • Smoking in bed cause of house fire that killed Port Barre woman

    November 24, 2015 5:03 PM

    PORT BARRE - The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Port Barre woman died during a house fire that was started while she was smoking in bed Tuesday morning. Firefighters from the St. Landry Parish Fire District #2 were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Bellanise... more »
  • Public housing faces smoking ban Play Video

    November 13, 2015 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who rely on government help to pay their rent could be told to quit smoking, or live somewhere else. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, is considering banning smoking on all of its properties across the nation. HUD says the ban would... more »
  • Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds

    September 30, 2015 7:01 PM

    A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Researchers found that smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit. The study only lasted six weeks, but is the first large test to... more »
  • Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

    August 18, 2015 11:45 AM

    CHICAGO - A study at 10 Los Angeles high schools links e-cigarettes with later tobacco use. University of Southern California researchers found that 14-year-olds who'd ever tried e-cigarettes were more likely than others to later try other tobacco products. The study doesn't prove that electronic cigarettes are a... more »
  • Harrah's Casino blames smoking ban for 2nd drop in monthly take

    July 24, 2015 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Revenue dropped 30 percent in June at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino. It was the second consecutive monthly drop. The facility's top executive is putting most of the blame on the city's indoor smoking ban. Dan Real, general manager of Harrah's New Orleans, asked the state Gaming... more »
  • 1 killed in house fire; under investigation

    July 10, 2015 8:42 AM

    LULING- Authorities say a St. Charles Parish man was killed in a house fire that they believe may have been started because he smoking in bed. Multiple media outlets report that State Fire Marshal Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says 62-year-old George Welch died in the fire at his Luling home... more »
  • Smoking inside bars is officially off-limits in New Orleans

    April 22, 2015 12:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans city council members who led the push to ban smoking in bars and gambling venues hailed Wednesday's start of the smoke-free ordinance as a historic step in making the city healthier. At midnight Tuesday smoking inside the city's more than 500 bars and gambling... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban takes effect

    April 22, 2015 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new smoking in New Orleans officially starts today. Smoking in the crescent city is now prohibited inside bars, casinos, restaurants, and workplaces. The ban went into effect at midnight and has drawn a mixed reaction from the public. The New Orleans health department passed out information... more »
  • Hammond expands smoking ban

    April 22, 2015 6:54 AM

    HAMMOND- The Hammond City Council has voted 4-1 to ban smoking in bars and bingo halls. The Advocate reports the law, which goes into effect in 90 days, adds those hospitality businesses previously excluded under state law to the list of employers that must provide smoke-free work environments. Councilman Lemar... more »
  • New Orleans ban on smoking in public going into effect

    April 21, 2015 2:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Smoking in bars and casinos is coming to an end even in this notoriously freewheeling and fun-loving city where drinking on the street and watching a bawdy burlesque are the norm. Starting at midnight Tuesday, smoking will no longer be permitted in bars, gambling halls and... more »
  • Smoking ban proposal a month away Play Video

    April 17, 2015 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker (District 10) says a proposed smoking ban could be presented to the council within a months time. If approved, the ordinance would apply to bars, restaurants, and casinos. "We know that we have individuals that are not able to be healthy and... more »
  • House bill could pin higher taxes on smokers Play Video

    April 2, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Smokers across the state could be taking a bigger hit to their wallet when they restock on their precious smokes in the future. To the chagrin of these nicotine enjoying taxpayers, the proposed House Bill No. 252, aims to increase cigarette taxes from $0.36 to $1.08... more »
  • Quit smoking campaign for African American men launches Saturday Play Video

    March 13, 2015 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern AgCenter is kicking-off a statewide quit-smoking campaign aimed at saving lives. Smoking kills more African Americans every year than car crashes, HIV/AIDS, murder, alcohol and drugs combined. Most of those deaths are attributed to heart disease, cancer and stroke. Even though people can die... more »
  • Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects

    February 23, 2015 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - America's biggest tobacco companies say they're ready and willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes. But they say they won't go along with being forced to underwrite an ad campaign that would have the companies brand themselves as liars. In 2006, a federal judge... more »
  • Lafayette may consider smoking ban in bars

    January 23, 2015 10:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette City-Parish Council may soon consider a ban on smoking in bars, similar to a measure approved in New Orleans. New Orleans joined a short list of cities in Louisiana Thursday to ban smoking in bars, and City-Parish Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux said he wants to add... more »
  • Nearly 2 dozen new Louisiana laws kick in with 2015

    December 26, 2014 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly two dozen new laws take effect with the start of 2015 in Louisiana. The measures were passed in the last legislative session. They are mostly minor changes, as most new laws approved by lawmakers each year begin in August. Smoking will be banned near state-owned office... more »
  • Cancer center to offer free smoking cessation program

    December 18, 2014 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Looking to kick that smoking habit in 2015? The Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is offering help. The Cancer Center will offer free group programs or individual counseling sessions in the coming month of January to help residents of Baton... more »
  • Tobacco danger report 75th anniversary conference

    November 11, 2014 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ochsner Health System is holding a conference about tobacco to honor the 75th anniversary of its founder's groundbreaking publication linking lung cancer to smoking. Drs. Alton Ochsner (OX'-ner) and Michael DeBakey first suggested such a link in 1939, in a journal called "Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics." The... more »
  • Trend for trying e-cigarettes may be leveling off

    September 24, 2014 3:59 PM

    NEW YORK - A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off. The proportion of adults who have ever used e-cigarettes rose from about 3 percent to 8 percent from 2010 to 2012. But there was no significant change last... more »
  • LSU tobacco-free plans announced

    July 16, 2014 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ashtrays have been removed from LSU's campus and the Baton Rouge campus will make history on Aug. 1 by going completely smoke-free. LSU is required to ban tobacco use on August 1 in accordance with the Louisiana Legislature's smoke-free requirement for public post-secondary institutions in... more »
  • Giving your baby a healthy start means no smoking Play Video

    June 30, 2014 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every parents wants to give their baby the best start possible. If a pregnant mother smokes, that healthy start is in jeopardy. Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge CEO Dena Christy and Program Coordinator Sherrell Franklin stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about Baby and Me,... more »
  • UL-Lafayette banning tobacco from campus

    June 11, 2014 3:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - With a few exceptions, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campus. The university says in a Tuesday news release that its tobacco-free policy takes effect Aug. 1. Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL-Lafayette, says the policy is designed to eliminate... more »
  • Former U.S. Surgeon General strives for tobacco-free generation Play Video

    February 10, 2014 7:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin joined Whitney on 2une In to talk about the "Summit on the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Tobacco Report". In 1964, the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health led to the warning label found on cigarette packages.... more »
  • The long-term effects of smoking on appearance Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Stephens stopped by the set of News 2 at 4 to discuss smoking and its effect on aging, especially amongst twins. Dr. Stephens told News 2's Brittany Weiss that smoking harms more than just your lungs and other organs. It can also impact your appearance.... more »
  • NYC Council considers electronic cigarette ban

    December 5, 2013 6:12 AM

    NEW YORK- New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking have asked city lawmakers not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces. The City Council held a public hearing Wednesday on legislation that would add e-cigs to the 12-year-old law that forces smokers... more »
  • NYC: be 21 to buy cigarettes

    October 30, 2013 8:19 PM

    NEW YORK CITY - The New York City Council passed a bill to raise the age to 21 for buying tobacco products. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the new age requirement will prevent teens from smoking cigarettes, helping save lives in the process. Bloomberg has promised to sign the... more »
  • Judge to consider texts, photos in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 8:12 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is set to consider whether Trayvon Martin's text messages about smoking marijuana and trouble at school can be shown during the trial of the man charged with killing the teen. The text messages and photos, which were released by defense attorneys for George Zimmerman... more »
  • Woman in anti-smoking PSA says her daughter helped her kick the habit Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pictures are all that Tiffany Roberson has left of her mother, who died from lung cancer when Tiffany was just 16. "She missed out on, of course, senior prom, my high school and college. She missed out on the birth of my daughter," she told News... more »
  • Health stories for March 13, 2013 Play Video

    March 13, 2013 6:20 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 13, 2013 - Not smoking is the best thing you can do for your heart, but there's a new concern for people who try to stop, weight gain. New research shows patients who quit smoking gained six... more »
  • Health stories for Jan. 30, 2013 Play Video

    January 30, 2013 1:19 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 39, 2013 - Timing may be everything when it comes to eating and losing weight. A new study shows people who eat a bigger meal later in the day lose less weight than those who ate earlier.... more »

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