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April 2, 2014 Tobacco companies are barred by law from advertising their products to children, but researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that many teens and pre-teens are getting tobacco advertisements and promotions through social media outlets or text messaging on mobile phones.
April 2, 2014 Recently, the AAFP joined more than 30 other health care organizations in sending a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her to provide clear guidance to insurers on the tobacco-cessation benefits that must be offered in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
April 1, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that he supports a forcewide review of tobacco use and sales on military installations. Read more.
April 1, 2014 Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit.
March 31, 2014 Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from the United States and Europe.
March 31, 2014 A recent analysis of federal data by the Population Health Metrics found that as smoking declines at a fast rate in more affluent communities, the rates are staying the same among the poor and working class.
March 28, 2014 United States Surgeon General Boris Lushniak visited the University of Cincinnati Wednesday asking students and faculty to join the “battle” against tobacco.
March 28, 2104 A new study on the impact of Michigan’s statewide smoking ban adds to mounting evidence that policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces may substantially improve public health by reducing heart disease and death, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session.
March 27, 2014 In light of mounting evidence that the emerging market of new nicotine delivery products poses serious public health and consumer protection issues, six U.S. Senators today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move quickly to regulate the rapidly evolving market of e-cigarettes and other nicotine products.
March 27, 2014 Last month, US drugstore CVS earned plaudits from the president on down after it announced it would cease selling tobacco products by October, the first such chain in America to do so.
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