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Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Bill Pfeifer: Pharmacies must quit selling tobacco products

Arizona, it’s time for our pharmacies — resources for health and wellness — to get out of the tobacco trade.

April 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The 50-year war on smoking

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Donald Bucklin: E-cigarettes' real purpose is to create a new generation of smokers

Donald Bucklin: E-cigarettes' real purpose is to create a new generation of smokers

About a year ago I was surprised to find out from my daughter that hookah pens were all the rage among the high school crowd.

December 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation

Arizona’s recent ban on e-cigarette sales to minors may sound sensible, but some lawmakers and health experts believe it’s actually a step in the wrong direction.

November 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Jim Nelson: Living with chronic lung disease

Jim Nelson: Living with chronic lung disease

I was deeply disappointed to see the front-page article in the Star regarding the popularity of hookah smoking (“Hookah lounges proliferate as UA students kick back,” Oct. 11).

October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines

Fitz Blog: Your Tuesday Headlines


October 01, 2013 8:30 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

Fitz Blog: Your Monday Morning Fitz Quiz

Dear Reader,

September 30, 2013 10:15 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: Bisbee

Fitz Blog: Bisbee

I enjoyed our weekend in Bisbee. We were there to enjoy a rocking blues festival and count the ponytails held in place with orthopedic hair bands.

September 16, 2013 10:00 am Photos


Fitz Blog: Your Weekly News Update

Fitz Blog: Your Weekly News Update

The argument against action in Syria can be summed up in one word: Iraq-Nam-istan. Sunnyside’s schools superintendent is no longer pursuing Chapter 7 bankruptcy after officials said he miscalculated his disposable income and actually had enough money to buy a pocket calculator and some Ad…

September 10, 2013 10:00 amLoading…

ATF nominee should get a quick up-or-down vote

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune:

February 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson loses Mediterranean restaurant, gains another

Luxor Cafe is out, Petra Mediterranean Grill is in in central Tucson space.

January 29, 2013 10:11 amLoading…
Serial cigarette bandit sought by Tucson police

Serial cigarette bandit sought by Tucson police

Tucson police are looking for a man suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from several northwest-side Circle K stores.

January 15, 2013 12:17 pm Related

Blog: Pima County will go tobacco-free Jan. 1

Pima County properties are going tobacco-free on Jan. 1.

December 28, 2012 3:16 pmLoading…

Anti-tobacco program seeks massage therapists

Researchers at the University of Arizona are looking for licensed massage therapists to participate in a study about tobacco use.

October 25, 2012 5:13 amLoading…

Blog: The leading cause of lung cancer is smoking, not genetics

Last week's story about University of Arizona medical student Derek Neal's battle with lung cancer attracted some inaccurate comments from readers.

October 09, 2012 1:00 amLoading…

Smoke advisory issued for Tucson

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality has issued a smoke advisory due to smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico.

May 31, 2012 4:12 pmLoading…

Man pleads guilty in Fast, Furious case

PHOENIX - A man who bought two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a federal agent near the Arizona-Mexico border pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges in the federal government's botched gun smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

April 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Florida man injured when electric cigarette explodes

PENSACOLA, Fla. - A faulty battery caused an electronic cigarette to explode in a Florida's man's mouth, taking out some of his front teeth, a chunk of his tongue and severely burning his face, fire officials said.

February 15, 2012 11:05 amLoading…

Pa. smoke shop has Santa huff on a hookah

GREENVILLE, Pa. — A northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco shop is turning the image of the jovial, pipe-smoking Santa on its head by having Saint Nick huff on a hookah.

December 21, 2011 11:39 amLoading…


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