Studio 360

How to Quit Smoking, One Illustration at a Time

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The owner of New York City's punniest pizza shop illustrates his way out of his pesky smoking habit. 
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The Takeaway

Chinese Govt. Makes Millions Selling Cigarettes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Andrew Martin investigates China's multi-billion dollar tobacco industry—and the rise of cancer—for the latest issue of the magazine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Real Cost of the Cigarette Tax

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Does New York's high cigarette tax achieve its purpose or run contrary to it?

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Colin Quinn Started Smoking at Age Four

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Those were the days before Bloomberg's smoking ban, back when New Yorkers were tough. And Quinn knows tough. He's on tour performing other people's acts, and they can't stop him.


Australian Opera Company Cancels Carmen Over Fears it Promotes Smoking

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The West Australia Opera has said it will not program Carmen in the next two years, over fears that it would threaten $200,000 in sponsorship with a government health agency.
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Social Smokers, You've Been Warned

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the number of NYC smokers continues to tick up, health officials are targeting their latest ads at light smokers.

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The Takeaway

Hitting the High Notes

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Colorado Symphony, and the state's new marijuana industry, are kicking off a musical series, "Classically Cannabis."

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Make People Quit Smoking

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The war on cigarettes has been fairly successful in some places. But 1 billion humans still smoke -- so what comes next?


The Takeaway

CVS Quits Cigarettes

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The drugstore chain will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1, 2014.

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The Takeaway

Are E-Cigarettes Making it Cool to Smoke Again?

Monday, January 27, 2014

"The marketing of it is of particular concern because not only is it glamorizing and in some ways sexualizing e-cigarettes, there is a concern that it is going to renormalizing smoking," says Michael Eriksen, former director of the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.

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Anti-Tobacco Experts Spar Over E-Cigarettes

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Everyone who works in public health opposes smoking — but that doesn't mean they all agree about 'vaping.'

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The Takeaway

Why You Did (Or Didn't) Quit Smoking

Monday, November 04, 2013

New York City has passed a new law setting 21 as the new legal age to purchase cigarettes, both tobacco and electronic. Will this law lead to fewer smokers? What anti-smoking efforts actually make a difference? Jody Sindelar, a health economist and professor at the Yale School of Public Health who uses behavioral economics to study addiction, explains.

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New Tech City

Vape Expectations: Testing the Allure of E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world. But can it shake up the hardest habit of all, smoking?

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'Vaping' While Dining

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ten years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned smoking in New York City bars and restaurants, diners are puffing away again. But now, they are "vaping," or smoking e-cigarettes. 

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Bloomberg Pushed New Yorkers on Health, and Often They Pushed Back

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Bloomberg has maintained that it's his job us to make people healthier and safer, and he has frequently declared, “Being mayor is about saying, 'No.'”

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The Takeaway

Paying Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking

Thursday, May 02, 2013

An organization in Eugene, Oregon is trying to get pregnant women to stop smoking by paying them in the form of a department store gift cards. Will it be effective? Kristian Foden-Vencil of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Should You Have To Be 21 to Buy Cigarettes?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley have proposed raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. The idea is that people become regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 21, so making it harder for younger people to purchase tobacco would prevent them from becoming addicts.

Listeners: Do you agree? Should the age to legally purchase tobacco be raised from 18 to 21? 212-433-WNYC.

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NYC Looks to Small Boston Suburb for Cigarette Sale Restrictions

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

If the latest proposal to curb tobacco use in New York City passes, the largest city in the country will be following in the footsteps of Needham, Mass., a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,886.



City Proposes Raising Age for Cigarette Purchases to 21

Monday, April 22, 2013

No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.

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Freakonomics Radio

Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In many states, it is perfectly legal to not hire someone who smokes. Should employers also be able to weed out junk-food lovers or motorcyclists -- or anyone who wants to have a baby?