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Surgeon General Brings Tobacco ‘Battle’ to Campus

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.

Cardiovascular Disease Related Deaths Drop After Implementation of Public Smoking Ban

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.

Barbara Boxer Joins Fellow Senators: Letter States the FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes

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.

Walgreens Wants to Help You Quit Smoking—Just Not Enough to Stop Selling You Cigarettes

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.

Policies Banning Tobacco Displays May Deter Adult Smoking

March 26, 2014   Polices that ban tobacco product displays at point of sale may reduce adults smoking by deterring purchases, though a single graphic health warning sign at the POS may not, according to a study by researchers at RTI International and Tarheel Technologies.

Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis: Study

March 26, 2014   Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for will develop it again, a condition known as “recurrent” TB, according to a research published today. Read more.

E-Cigarettes Won’t Help You Quit, Study Finds

March 25, 2014   Contrary to some advertising claims, electronic cigarettes don’t help people quit or cut down on smoking, a new study says.

Navy Mulls Banning Tobacco Sales on All Bases, Ships

March 25, 2014   The Navy is on the verge of eliminating tobacco sales on all its bases and ships, according to sources inside and outside the Defense Department.

A Few Counties Responsible For Smoking Rate Decline

March 24, 2014   Smoking rates are decreasing across the country, but those declines may be driven by relatively few counties that have big populations or are part of larger cities, according to a new study.

Hookah Pens Attracting Young Kids to Smoking

March 24, 2014   We know the dangers of smoking but there’s a new trend attracting kids as young as elementary school age and it’s just as addictive.

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