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.
The case has been pending for over a decade.
Nearly one-quarter of Thai adults smoke cigarettes.
The House of Lords passed the bill despite threats of legal action from tobacco companies.
In one instance, a man was said to have been beheaded with a cigarette in his mouth.
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