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  • e-cigarettes can kill our children!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 4, 2014 | 4:45 pm

    There is a new emerging health threat to our children: Nicotine poisoning.

    The number of nicotine exposures in children reported to the National Poison Data System has more than tripled in the last year.

    Here’s the fact every parent should know: 1 tablespoon of nicotine oil can...

  • Smoking Culture | Why We Do It | How To Stop

    By Nicole Behnam

    August 8, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    Rarely have I spent a day out of the house without coming across a smoker. The surgeon general’s warning on the cigarette cartons mean nothing to them. The electronic billboards that count smoking deaths per year are overlooked. It doesn’t scare them when they are informed that...

  • Letters to the Editor: Aaron Brock, religion and second-hand smoke

    July 25, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    Normal on the Inside, Too

    The story of Aaron Brock is enormously moving (“A Hunger That Cannot Be Fed,” July 20). I was especially happy to see how the Brock family’s synagogue community gathered to support them, from the rabbi and cantor to the congregants, once they learned...

  • Why I voted against the tobacco tax

    By Dennis Prager

    June 27, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    A few weeks ago, California voters narrowly rejected another tax increase not only on cigarettes, but also on those mass murderers — cigar and pipe smokers. As expected, proponents of Proposition 29 blame its defeat on all the money tobacco companies spent on ads against the...

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  • No butts about it, smoking’s out at more Israeli spots

    May 3, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Smoking was snuffed out at public events and outdoor sites, including the Western Wall, under an expanded anti-smoking measure passed by Israel’s Knesset.

    The legislation passed Wednesday, which will take effect next month, also includes a ban on smoking at bus stops and outdoor concert venues. Smokers also will not be able to light up within 10 yards of a medical clinic and a hospital entrance.

    Smoking at stadiums will be allowed to continue.

  • Feeling Confused

    By Natalie Landver

    March 24, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Dear Therapists,

    My wife and I have been together for 3 years and we love each other very much. However, she believes that I am addicted to cigarettes.  I personally don’t see it like that.  I agree that sometimes I smoke too much, and I can be a bit irresponsible at times. But...

  • Oh Carnival Cruise Line, how I wish you’d step up to the rest of them…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 18, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    Maybe some of you noticed that I haven’t written in the last week.  Alright, none of you noticed but that’s not the point.  My husband and I took the boys on a long awaited vacation on board the “brand new” Carnival cruise ship called ‘Splendor’, or as I am calling it ‘Ineptness’.

    ...
  • Jews’ view of the pot initiative? Mixed

    October 27, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    Marijuana is everywhere. Smokers come from every walk of life — from the college student to the cancer patient, from the wealthy older couple to the heroin addict who started out just smoking weed.

    Jews care about this issue because Jews, like every other group, can be found...

  • Researchers still exploring science behind medical use of marijuana [VIDEO]

    October 27, 2010 | 11:23 am

    Doctors who write recommendations for medical marijuana have developed an unfortunate reputation. Ask any Angeleno how easy it is to get the drug and you’ll likely hear about storefront practitioners who pointedly ask clients about “back pain.” Wink, wink.

    It’s a notion,...

  • Clearing the smoke over hookah usage

    By Gaby Grossman

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    You are a good kid. You get good grades, take AP classes and get along with your parents. You never drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or do any drugs. But every so often, you smoke hookah, because your friends do and it's fun.

    What you don't realize is that hookah is not only harmful...
  • Pacific Has a Lock on Her Taste for Lox

    By Rob Byers

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It was an odd after-school snack for a West Virginia farm kid (Tara), I'll admit. My big sister and I, tired and famished after an hour on the school bus, would hike up the driveway, throw down our book bags and settle in with a plate of saltines and smoked salmon -- really good,...

  • Your Letters

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Davis Recall

    Does Gov. Davis expect the 67 percent of the Jews that vote for the Democratic Party to become whores and support him for the $40.2 million donated to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Zimmer Museum and the Skirball Museum ("Davis Recall Fight Plays Jewish Card" July...

  • Prefer Your Teen to Smoke or to Cheat?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Decades of lecturing around America and of speaking with parents on my radio show have led me to an incredible conclusion: More American parents would be upset with their teenage children if they smoked a cigarette than if they cheated on a test.

    How has this come about? This is,...

  • Smoke Signals

    By Teresa Strasser

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I meet a guy. I'm pretty sure I like him because I haven't erased the message he left on my answering message. I call my machine from work and listen to it a time or two, smiling and blushing and feeling like a complete idiot.

    His voice is soft and deep, a little awkward and...