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In May 2015 Posted

CVS Health Foundation, Easter Seals Team Up To Mark World No Tobacco Day With Launch Of New Smoking Cessation Program For Veterans, People With Disabilities

May 27, 2015   Easter Seals is marking World No Tobacco Day, this Sunday, May 31, by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation. The cessation program highlights the American Lung Association’s online […]
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In May 2015 Posted

Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine

May 27, 2015   “We need a national debate on nicotine,” said Mitch Zeller. Zeller is the director of the Center for Tobacco Products, a division of the Food and Drug Administration created in 2009 when Congress passed legislation giving the F.D.A. regulatory authority — at long last! — over cigarettes. In addition, the center will soon […]
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E-Cigarette Flavorings Can Be Toxic to Lung Cells

May 22, 2015   While it’s illegal to claim that electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, the makers of so-called “smoke-free” tobacco products love to point out the health hazards of smoking traditional cigarettes.  But new research presented at the American Thoracic Society’s international conference concludes that certain e-cigarette liquid flavors are actually toxic to […]
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Surgeon General Calls Out Atlanta Airport’s Smoking Lounges

May 20, 2015   The U.S. Surgeon General has called on the city of Atlanta to make Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport completely smoke-free. Currently, smoking is allowed in designated smoking lounges in each of the airport’s terminals. A tweet, posted by Dr. Vivek Murthy, shows him standing in front of an airport smoking lounge sign. His face is stoic. His […]
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Online Smoking Intervention Shows Cost-effective Way to Distribute Health Resources Worldwide

May 18, 2015   An online smoking cessation program that offered personalized guidance and support free of charge to smokers worldwide prompted thousands to quit, and should be used as a blueprint for other global health initiatives, according to one of its founders.  Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD, professor emeritus of psychiatry at UCSF and director of […]
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