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FDA must move as quickly as possible to propose, finalize and implement the necessary regulations. If the FDA does so, it will be truly historic action to stop the tobacco industry from using flavored products to target and addict children, African Americ
According to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of cigarette smoking among adults in the U.S. is on the decline. Recent data estimated that only 14 percent of U.S. adults are smoking cigarettes. This data was collected in 2017 and marks a downward trend from 2016 where the […]
About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010–2015… “These findings highlight the importance of further protecting the health of our military veterans,” said Corinne Graffunder, Dr.P.H., director of CDC’s Office on
Quit Tobacco in Honor of Veterans Day Each Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who served in the United States military. We recognize the difficult sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country. Your health shouldn’t be one o
“This all-time low in cigarette smoking among U.S. adults is a tremendous public health accomplishment — and it demonstrates the importance of continued proven strategies to reduce smoking,” CDC director Robert Redfield, MD, said in a press statement.
Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “We’ve taken new steps to ultimately render combustible cigarettes minimally or non-addictive and to advance a framework to encourage innovation of potentially less harmful products such as e-cigarettes for adults who still seek acces
This year, 8.1 percent of high school students reported smoking cigarettes, up from 7.6 percent last year….One e-cigarette brand in particular, Juul, has become a target of parents, teachers and now regulators.
Teens today are more reluctant to smoke cigarettes than their counterparts nearly three decades ago, according to a study released this summer. But parents should hold their collective sigh of relief. The study, carried out by the Centers for Disease Con
In both years, the rate of lung cancer death was higher in nonmetropolitan areas than in metropolitan areas. In 2016, the lung cancer death rate in noncore counties was 48.6 per 100,000 compared with 33.0 in large central metropolitan counties.
The devices, which emit a scentless vapor, are making it easier than ever for minors to use marijuana illegally, too. In the first study of its kind, the CDC found that one third of high school students and a quarter of middle school students that had u