A new Illinois law requires insurance companies to offer coverage for services meant to get smokers to kick the habit. Gov. Quinn signed the law on Monday.The American Lung Association in Illinois enthusiastically backed the law.
For the first time in history, governments around the world are starting to coordinate their efforts to curb smoking. The fight to tame the global hunger for nicotine is an uphill battle. Worldwide, smoking increases by two percent each year. While U.S.
Scientists say they have finally figured out how smoking helps people keep off extra pounds.It turns out that nicotine activates a pathway in the brain that suppresses appetite, according to a study in the journal Science.
Tenants in one Chicago apartment building could face fines or eviction if they're caught smoking.The management firm in charge of the 420 units at Kingsburg Plaza in the city's River North neighborhood started transitioning to a smoke-free building at the beginning of the year.