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In March 2015 Posted

FDA Must Act on Federal Tobacco Rule

March 25, 2015   Last Dec. 9, a tragedy took place in upstate New York. Around 4 p.m., emergency personnel were called to a home in the village of Fort Plain because a child was “unresponsive.” The 18-month old boy was rushed to the hospital. A little before 6 p.m., he was pronounced dead. The cause of […]
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In March 2015 Posted

Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

March 23, 2015   Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals. Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults between 2012 and 2013. During that time, an Australian law was implemented requiring that all tobacco packaging be standardized and […]
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Feds Spend Millions to Split Hipsters, Cigs

March 23, 2015   The federal government is paying hipsters to quit smoking. It’s not much — up to $100 per quitter — but it’s part of a psuedo-underground effort to create an anti-smoking movement in San Diego, San Francisco and Burlington, Vermont. The movement, including sponsored parties, anti-tobacco art and research to assess it all, has […]
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Smoking, Obesity: Are ‘Non-Communicable’ Diseases Socially Infectious?

March 20, 2015   Cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma are among the leading causes of death across the world.  Killing over 30 million people each year, these conditions are often referred to as “non-communicable” diseases because they are not […]
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In March 2015 Posted

New NCCN Guidelines for Smoking Cessation Published

March 17, 2015   To meet the needs of patients who are smokers at the time of a cancer diagnosis, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Smoking Cessation.  The NCCN Guidelines Panel for Smoking Cessation recommends that treatment plans for all smokers with cancer include […]
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