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New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

... a special supplement, Unintended Consequences of tobacco Policies, a compilation of nine original, ... said Dr. Pebbles Fagan, Health Scientist, tobacco Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and ... Asian-American women by analyzing California's tobacco surveys of Chinese-Americans and ....

District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

... kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use by increasing the cigarette tax by 50 cents ... the highly successful DC Tobacco-Free Families tobacco prevention and cessation program. Without action, ... to provide the needed funds. Higher tobacco taxes are a win-win-win solution for the District ...

Smokeless tobacco safer than smoking

... Smokeless tobacco products, as used in Europe and North America, do ... to Lee, "It is clear that any effect of smokeless tobacco on risk of cancer, if it exists at all, is ... 79,195, being the major contributor. If smokeless tobacco was introduced to a similar population of never ...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

... to the toxins and carcinogens contained in tobacco cigarettes, the FDA's evidence that the products ... what e-cigarettes don't have in them that tobacco cigarettes do: cadmium, nickel, radioactive ... originator of the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act signed by President Obama this ....

FDA Acts to Protect Public Health from Electronic Cigarettes

... they are effective at helping smokers or other tobacco users quit, as some manufacturers have claimed. In contrast to tobacco cessation products that have been approved by the ... leading them to smoke cigarettes and use other tobacco products to satisfy their addiction. Electronic ...

Internet May Be Newest Venue for Teen Tobacco Exposure

... smoking, he or she may still be getting positive tobacco messages via the Internet, particularly from ... for kids to get exposure to positive messages on tobacco use. Although tobacco content was found on less than 1 percent of the ...

Is a society with smokers profitable?

... The latest rise in the indirect taxation on tobacco and alcohol took place in June. The most popular ... the most significant questions concerning the tobacco economy. The research, carried out by ngel ... for the analysis of the policies to control tobacco addiction and describes the market failures from ...

New Survey Highlights Emotional, Financial Toll Multi-Generational Tobacco Use Takes on Parents Sandwiched In Between

... analyzing the unique concerns associated with tobacco use and prevention for Americans raising their ... to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Located in Washington, D.C., ... programs that address the health effects of tobacco use, especially among vulnerable populations ...

North Carolina Should Increase Cigarette Tax by 50 Cents to Save Lives and Raise Revenue

... health programs, other states are turning to tobacco tax increases to raise new revenue and ... These 11 states have recognized that increasing tobacco taxes is a win-win-win solution -- a health win that will reduce tobacco use and save lives, a financial win that will ...

Team Sports Can't Compete With Films to Keep Kids From Smoking

... tobacco use in movies has pervasive influence on kids, ... and the culture of fitness, both discourage tobacco use," he said. "Overall, this paper suggests ... be smoke-free, because the producers would leave tobacco use out of the films, because they want to sell ...

Florida State Tobacco Tax Increase May Prompt Smokers to Quit Spontaneously

... July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Florida state tobacco tax will increase by $1.00, the biggest of its ... New data published in the journal, Nicotine and tobacco Research , shows that many U.S. quit attempts are ... funded by the Florida Legislature. "With tobacco being the leading preventable cause of death and ...

Wisconsin Tobacco Tax Increase Is Positive Step for Health, but Budget Disappoints by Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs

... kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco by increasing the state cigarette tax by 75 ... that cuts funding by more than half for critical tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This ... reduce the amount Wisconsin spends a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs to just $6.85 ...

Smoking May Trigger Brain Damage

... Compound in tobacco causes attack on healthy cells, study finds ... say. The scientists found that a compound in tobacco triggers white blood cells in the central nervous ... researchers added. "Our findings prove that tobacco compound NNK can activate microglia ...

DOD, VA should take stronger steps to combat tobacco use in military, veteran populations

... WASHINGTON -- Because tobacco use impairs military readiness, harms the health ... Medicine. DOD should gradually phase in a ban on tobacco use in the military, starting at military ... the report says. DOD should also stop selling tobacco products in Army and Air Force commissaries -- ...

Nicotine dependence remains prevalent despite recent declines in cigarette use

... study. "Rather, earlier research mainly addressed tobacco use or cigarette smoking per se rather than ... has changed dramatically in the epidemiology of tobacco consumption and dependence over the past several ... of this month's law governing the regulation of tobacco products and its focus on preventing smoking ...

Quest Diagnostics Earns Platinum Honor As 'Best Employer For Healthy Lifestyles'

... weight and stress management resources and tobacco cessation counseling. Between 2005 and 2008, ... behaviors. Key accomplishments include: tobacco Cessation : Employee tobacco usage dropped to an all-time low--12.7 ...

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

... Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous ... and economic point of view to discover if NNK in tobacco causes neuroinflammation" said Ghosh. To prove ... supposed to attack. "Our findings prove that tobacco compound NNK can activate microglia significantly ...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Applauds New Federal Anti-Tobacco Law

... for signing the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act, which gives the Federal Drug ... in cigarettes while also putting an end to the tobacco companies' marketing practices targeted at ... addition to giving the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products, with the cost to be paid by fees ...

President Obama Delivers Historic Victory for America's Kids and Health over Tobacco

... and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products. Coming 45 years after the first Surgeon ... the federal government has ever taken to reduce tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of death in ... This new law will protect our children from the tobacco industry's predatory marketing, save countless ...

Obama Signs Tough New Anti-Smoking Law

... FDA gets the authority to regulate tobacco manufacturing and marketing MONDAY, ... Administration unprecedented powers to regulate tobacco products. Under the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act, the FDA will be able to ban labels ...

Pelosi Statement on President Obama Signing Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

... signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act, which gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products and marketing. "Today, President ... grants the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and marketing, which will help to ...

State Launches New Campaign to Help Pregnant Smokers Go Tobacco-Free

... to educate pregnant smokers about the harms of tobacco use on their unborn babies, the Pennsylvania ... Health and the Northwestern Pennsylvania (NWPA) tobacco Control Program are launching a new smoking ... to both mother and child that can occur from tobacco use. We also understand that quitting takes ...

Study finds that tobacco companies changed design of cigarettes without alerting smokers

... and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of the tobacco industry, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers shows that tobacco manufacturers have continually changed the ... FDA requires disclosure of any changes made to tobacco products and that the changes are disallowed if ...

Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA

... DNA and increase the risk of cancer just like tobacco smoke, says a new study from the United Kingdom. ... in amounts 50 percent greater than those found in tobacco smoke. They noted that light cannabis use could ... damage to bronchial mucus membranes as 20 or more tobacco cigarettes a day," the researchers noted in a ...

'Cannabis alters human DNA' -- new study

... "There have been many studies on the toxicity of tobacco smoke. It is known that tobacco smoke contains 4000 chemicals of which 60 are ... been so well studied. It is less combustible than tobacco and is often mixed ...

Statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

... on passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act: "The American Dental ... for passing the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act. This legislation, passed yesterday ... the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. "Dentists are the first line of ...

American College of Chest Physicians Celebrates the Nation's Victory for Tobacco Control

... Administration meaningful authority to regulate tobacco products. The Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act represents the strongest legislation Congress has ever passed to reduce tobacco use, the leading preventable cause of death in ...

Tobacco Control Bill Heads to White House as Health Groups Cheer

... Legislation to let FDA regulate tobacco manufacturing and marketing called long overdue ... and Drug Administration regulatory control over tobacco products headed to the White House Friday for ... and other cigarette ingredients, requires tobacco makers to list the contents of their products, ...

Pelosi: Enabling the FDA to Regulate Tobacco a Giant Step Toward Making America Healthier

... Administration (FDA) with authority to regulate tobacco products. The legislation passed the House by a ... from the use of tobacco. "Madam Speaker, tobacco is the number one cause of preventable deaths in ... medicines we take. Yet, despite the fact that tobacco is one of the deadliest products in America, the ...

Tobacco Legislation a Monumental Achievement, Says APHA

... that will give the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products, our nation has finally turned the corner. "After decades of allowing tobacco companies to market their deadly products to our ... each year in the United States attributable to tobacco use, today's legislation is a monumental ...

State Tobacco Control a Mixed Bag

... given Thursday's historic Senate vote to put tobacco products under federal control. The report, ... -- the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ImpacTeen tobacco Chart Book , is a systematic review of national ... report Wednesday at the National Conference on tobacco or Health meeting in Phoenix. Progress ...

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Addresses National Conference on Tobacco During Opening Session in Phoenix

... the opening session of the National Conference on tobacco or Health (NCTOH) at the Phoenix Convention ... and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities throughout the ... learn the latest evidence on what works in tobacco control and how to apply current research ...

Senator Ben Nelson Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

... Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate ... this historic effort to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives," said Matthew L. Myers, ...

American Lung Association in Iowa Thanks Senators Harkin and Grassley for Votes to Pass Legislation Granting FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

... in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act (HR 1256) today. The American ... passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and tobacco Control Act. This important legislation will ... Administration (FDA) the authority to stop the tobacco companies from advertising to children, making ...

Senator Johnson Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

... Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate ... this historic effort to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives," said Matthew L. Myers, ...

Senate Passes Senator Kennedy's Historic Bill to Regulate Tobacco Products; Senator Kerry Votes to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco

... Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The Campaign also ... this historic effort to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives," added Myers. "This ...

Senator Cornyn Leads Fight to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

... Senators Vote for Historic Bill to Regulate tobacco Products WASHINGTON, June 11 ... Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The Senate today ...

Senator Rockefeller Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

... Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate ... this historic effort to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives," said Matthew L. Myers, ...

Senators Harkin and Grassley Vote to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

... Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate ... has worked to grant the FDA authority over tobacco products for more than a decade, and legislation ...

Senator Landrieu Votes to Protect America's Kids from Tobacco

... Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate ... this historic effort to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives," said Matthew L. Myers, ...
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