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don’t let progress on tobacco evaporate

Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES our take The greatest public health achievement of our time is within our reach. We need players across all sectors – media, nonprofit, government, corporate and academic - to help us seize the opportunity and end tobacco use i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:33

Smoking hits an all-time low... but not for gay people

A report has found that people who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are 40% more likely to be smokers than straight people...though smoking has dropped overall, it remains popular with LGBT people – with a far higher prevalence among lesbian, gay, o (uk)
added Nov 21, 2015 21:35

EDITORIAL: Don’t Let Progress on Tobacco Evaporate

progress might well be slowed or reversed if Congress approves two riders attached to an appropriations bill...One rider would cut in half the C.D.C.’s budget for tobacco control,...second rider would shield from regulation all existing electronic cigaret
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2015 21:24

Did the CDC Just Save the Electronic Cigarette Industry?

its latest study of adults who use electronic cigarettes found that, while 12.6% of Americans have tried an e-cig, only 3.4% of non-smokers have tried one. Moreover, just 0.4% of people who never smoked a combustible cigarette currently used an e-cig.
Motley Fool
added Nov 21, 2015 17:40

Announcement: National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month — November 2015

(COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, makes breathing difficult for millions of persons in the United States (1). November is National COPD Awareness Month, an observance supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's cam
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 19, 2015 23:12

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

Just last week, the CDC published 2014 figures showing that last year, 16.8 percent of adults smoked. But the new statistics -- which tracked smoking rates to June of this year -- show the number has tumbled even further.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2015 22:31

Smoking among U.S. adults reaches another historic low

explanations for the declining smoking rate vary, depending mostly on the commentator’s position on smokeless tobacco advocates point to the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers that some analysts believe
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 16, 2015 22:07

[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, USA] Smoking costs more than $300 billion

Will the new cigarette price hike smoke out Saudi’s nicotine addiction problem?... Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), said in a statement to local media that raising the prices of cigarettes is somethin
Albany Daily Star (California Turkish Times)
added Nov 16, 2015 02:00

Who still smokes in the United States — in seven simple charts

But the CDC numbers also offer an interesting glimpse at the 17 percent of adults who continue to light up. People in the Midwest, for instance, smoke more on average than Americans elsewhere in the country. People on Medicaid are more than twice as like
The Washington Post
added Nov 14, 2015 15:44

Adults on Medicaid, uninsured twice as likely to smoke

The smoking rate of adults without insurance or on Medicaid is more than twice as high as among those who have private health insurance, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Efforts to cut smoking have been most
added Nov 13, 2015 02:22
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