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October 12, 2011 In 2009, Congress passed a law that mandates the introduction of new, graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. Read More.
October 11, 2011 Stanton Glantz, Director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco,reviewed information on 1,232 movies released in the U.S. that were among the top 10 grossing films for at least one week between 2002 and 2010. Read More.
October 11, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health today announced a joint, large-scale, national study of tobacco users to monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of new government tobacco regulations. Read More.
October 10, 2011 The World Health Organization’s director-general Margaret Chan has urged governments to unite against “big tobacco”, accusing the industry of dirty tricks, bullying, and immorality in its quest to keep people smoking. Read More.
October 10, 2011 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched two new free text messaging programs providing tips and encouragement to smokers to help them stop the habit. Read More.
October 5, 2011 Smokers have heart attacks earlier in life than nonsmokers, and women smokers are more likely than men to suffer complications after a heart attack, according to a new study. Read More.
October 6, 2011 If smoking is not controlled worldwide, it could produce 18 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 40 million deaths from TB between 2010 and 2050, according to a study published in British Medical Journal. Read More.
October 6, 2011 Last month, Obama proposed cutting almost $72 billion from Medicaid to bring down our staggering national debt. But what if there was a way to both save taxpayer dollars and improve Medicaid patients’ health? Read More.
October 5, 2011 Chinese health experts and tobacco control officers have initiated tobacco-free wedding campaigns in response to the country’s indoor tobacco control policy, but have made little headway so far. Read More.
October 4, 2011 The health and economic benefits of tobacco control outweigh the lost tax revenues, according to a journal commentary published in The Lancet. Read More.
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