This cancer survivor smokes a cigarette on his boat in Newport Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Even cancer isn’t enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

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There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis. The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors is about half as high a...

Alabama has second-highest rate of tobacco use among high school students, and this could be why

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Alabama is near the bottom in spending to prevent tobacco use among children. At the same time, its high school students report the second-highest rate of tobacco use nationwide. Nearly three in 10 Alabama high school students say they use tobacco. Only West Virginia has a higher...