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December 2011 Tobacco Control in the News

Study: Graphic Images can Deter Smokers

December 21, 2011   Graphic images on cigarette packs may be enough to stop some smokers according to a new study by a University of South Carolina public health professor. Read More.

Industry Studies Obscure Harm from Tobacco Additives

December 21, 2011   Menthol and other additives substantially boost the toxicity of cigarettes, though industry studies suggested otherwise, researchers found. Read More.

Study: Fewer College Students Smoke Since Tobacco Bans on Campus Took Effect

December 20, 2011   New anti-tobacco policies may be curbing smoking by college students, according to a new study. Read More.

Tenants Restive as Maine Public Housing Smoking Ban Nears

December 20, 2011   In 2004, the Auburn Housing Authority became the first authority in Maine and one of the first in the country to ban smoking in public housing, and it has served as a model. Read More.

Senators Call for FDA Ban on Flavored Cigars

December 19, 2011   Swisher Sweets could be the next target of federal tobacco regulation. Read More.

Kids’ Leukemia Risk Tied to Dads’ Smoking

December 19, 2011   Children whose fathers smoked have at least a 15 percent higher risk of developing the most common form of childhood cancer, a new Australian study finds. Read More.

New Study: Washington’s Tobacco Prevention Program Saved $1.5 Billion over Ten Years

December 16, 2011   A new study published today by the American Journal of Public Health finds that Washington state’s tobacco prevention and cessation program saved the state more than $1.5 billion in health care costs over its first 10 years, saving more than $5 for every $1 spent on the program. Read More.

Brazil to Become World’s Largest Smoke-Free Country

December 16, 2011   The Brazilian government has taken historic action to protect the health of the nation’s more than 190 million citizens by enacting a comprehensive tobacco control law. Read More.

Teens Swapping Cigarettes for Flavored Mini Cigars

December 15, 2011   They come in ice cream flavors such as strawberry, watermelon, vanilla and chocolate and are packaged in colorful wrappers—“Little Cigars” are finding a niche among teens, who like the price (about a dollar) and the taste. Read More.

Tobacco Heir Patrick Reynolds Still Battling His Legacy

December 15, 2011   Patrick Reynolds, grandson of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds, says no price increase, no tax increase will release tobacco’s addictive grip altogether. Read More.

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