Athletes Replace Chewing Tobacco

IDAHO FALLS, ID — Minor League Baseball players in Idaho are embracing an alternative to a nasty habit. Chewing tobacco has been around seemingly since the game started. However, the health risks, like cancer, have some players looking for something else. Enter “Grinds,” which is basically coffee grounds in a pouch. “A better alternative, you … Continue reading »

Doctors React to Teens Smoking Hookah

MEDFORD, Ore. — With information collected over two years, the Journal Pediatrics found that nearly one out of five high school seniors smoked hookah within the last year. Hookah devices typically force the tobacco smoke through water that cools it, which makes it feel less harsh to inhale. Doctors also say teens can be drawn … Continue reading »

Officials Urge Tobacco Ban in Pharmacies

EUGENE, Ore. — Major retailers are getting the pressure to pull tobacco products off shelves and it could affect some right here in town. The Oregon Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum, has joined more than two dozen attorneys general in the effort. They’re urging five of the country’s biggest pharmacy retailers to quit selling tobacco products. … Continue reading »

Oregon Worst for Tobacco Sales to Minors

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon leads the nation when it comes to selling tobacco to minors. This comes from a national study that monitors sales of tobacco to minors. The report comes from a congressional act aimed at decreasing access to tobacco for our youth called the Synar Amendment. Every year the Substance Abuse and Mental … Continue reading »