Federal health officials hope the move will lower number of new smokers and reduce rates of smoking-related deaths.
Public health officials argue that onscreen smoking motivates teens to use tobacco.
The costs of litigation and declining cigarette sales are forcing manufacturers to imagine a smoke-free future.
Opponents of plain packaging tend to have links to cigarette manufacturers.
Cigarette companies have a year to remove colors, logos and distinctive fonts from their packaging.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the government to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21.
Two large studies found that smoking is the cause of 20 percent of all adult male deaths in the country.
Attorneys generals in 33 states sent a letter to the health regulator on Tuesday urging immediate action.
Vaping could be a gateway drug for young people.
The occasional cigarette is still harmful to one’s health.
Nearly one-quarter of Thai adults smoke cigarettes.
The House of Lords passed the bill despite threats of legal action from tobacco companies.
High taxes on cigarettes create a black market, increase smuggling and further punish the poor.
Rates are down overall, but smoking still persists among certain U.S. groups, the CDC said Wednesday.
The maker of Camel cigarettes will phase out smoking at desks and in elevators, hallways, offices, and conference rooms
P.S. marijuana is still cool, though
Louis W. Sullivan says tobacco companies put their profits ahead of the health of the American people