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The Weekly Health Quiz: Loneliness, Treadmills and the Next Flu Pandemic

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.

Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

Tobacco use is hazardous at any age, but older smokers are particularly vulnerable to the health effects. More of them are exploring an alternative: e-cigarettes.

Big Tobacco and the Army

A reader faults Big Tobacco for addicting many in the military.

Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers

A no-smoking ordinance being considered by the city raises the question of whether the famously rule-abiding Japanese would obey it.

A Forced ‘Corrective’ on Cigarettes

Cigarette makers are being forced by a court to run ads saying, surprise, that smoking kills. But you won’t hear an apology for their deception.

Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills

Court-ordered ads, which will start appearing on Sunday, are “corrective statements” about the health risks and addictive nature of smoking.

Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms

The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful.

The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines

As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.

White Smoke From the Vatican? Not From Cigarettes

Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in the city state, where discounted, duty-free purchases were a source of revenue and an employee perk.