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Internet, Social Media Expose Youth to Tobacco

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.

ACA’s Tobacco-cessation Benefits Must Be Standardized, Clarified

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.

Hagel Supports Review of On-Base Tobacco Sales

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.

Mobile Tools Boost Tobacco Screening and Cessation Counseling

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.

Smoking Bans Cut Asthma Attacks and Premature Births by 10 Percent, Study Says

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.

Why Do Poor People Smoke More?

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.

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.

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