September 13, 2016. Would money spent on cigarettes be better used to save towards retirement? Financial advisors say yes… and that the money lost by a pack a day is a significant sum indeed. Read More Here.
September 12, 2016. Low-income smokers need support to help pay for their chronic problems and greater overall healthcare use… but they face less affordable options and higher premiums when shopping for healthcare. Read More Here.
Tobacco control in the military – which has high numbers of smokers – has been slow going, but has made progress over the years. Now, following new FDA policies, a congressman is recommending that tobacco companies be permitted to donate free tobacco products to military personnel. What do you think? Read more Here.
September 8, 2016. According to the Fairbanks School of Public Health, tobacco cessation – as well as other addiction programs – can save taxpayers, healthcare providers, and employers a lot of money – in the range of billions. Read More Here.
Researchers find that children exposed to e-cigarette advertisements believed that an occasional cigarette or two was harmless – which could make them vulnerable to experimenting with cigarettes. Read More Here
September 2, 2016. Lobbyists working for both big tobacco and smaller e-cigarette companies are fighting new FDA rulings that would retroactively examine e-cigarette for public health risks or even ban them from the market. Read More Here.