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U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette smokers dropped from 45.1 million to 42.1 million, despite the increasing population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disea
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 28, 2014 12:12

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2013

These disparities underscore the importance of enhancing the implementation and reach of proven strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use among these groups, as well as expanding questions on surveillance tools to better capture data on subpopulations
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Nov 26, 2014 15:49

Survey of teen “tobacco” use yields good news, obscured by alarmist headlines about e-cigs

Dr. Gil Ross had this comment: “The CDC and its ‘public health’ toadies have seemingly won out in the public relations battle over e-cigarettes....The stark facts here, that teen smoking, the source of the tragedy of death and disease from ‘tobacco,’ is d
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Nov 24, 2014 12:36

Teens Smoking E-Cigarettes: Marketing May Be To Blame For Increase In Number Of Vaping High School Students

What's unclear is if e-cigarettes will increase or decrease teens' use of traditional tobacco products. The candy flavors, for example, may prevent kids from "real" smoking because e-cigarette users become used to sweet-tasting nicotine, said Michael Sie
International Business Times
added Nov 16, 2014 22:21

SIEGEL: New CDC Study Reveals that Youth Smoking has Declined Despite Tripling of Electronic Cigarette Use Among High Schoolers

Given the absence of evidence that e-cigarette use is a gateway to smoking and the lack of any documentation that kids are starting out with e-cigarettes and then progressing to cigarette smoking, it seems that the CDC should correct its earlier statement
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 14, 2014 18:25

[Maryland] Many Questions Surround Spike In E-Cig, Vape Usage

Budler’s shop, which opened eight weeks ago, is one of several area shops that are now catering to e-cigarette users. ...“It helps people quit,” Budler said. He says that with confidence. Budler only decided to open the shop after becoming an e-cigarette
Maryland Coast Dispatch
added Nov 14, 2014 17:23

TEENS CONTINUE TO LIGHT UP CIGARS, HOOKAH AND PIPES / High Prevalence of Cigars and the Dual Use of Combusted Tobacco Products Delay the Demise of Cigarettes

the public health and tobacco control communities are eager to secure meaningful changes that can significantly accelerate the decline in tobacco use. We urge the FDA to move swiftly to adopt a final rule to get the job done.
American Legacy Foundation
added Nov 13, 2014 20:57

New CDC Youth Tobacco Survey Should Spur FDA to Finalize Rule Regulating All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes and Cigars

We again call on the FDA to issue a final rule by April 25, 2015 – one year after the FDA issued a proposed rule – and to close gaps in the rule by cracking down on marketing and flavors that appeal to kids. The FDA first announced in early 2011 that it p
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 13, 2014 20:54

Florida leads nation in fewest teenage smokers

Romero said Tobacco Free Alachua enters high school halls through its program Students Working Against Tobacco, which hosts one-on-one interactions with students and works toward eliminating tobacco use in youth. “It’s a way for students to make a diff
The Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida)
added Nov 13, 2014 15:16

Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death | More than 1 in 5 high school students use a tobacco product; 90 percent are tobacco smokers

Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product,...Of particular concern, more than 90 percent of those using a tobacco product are using combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and pipes. Extensive us
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Nov 13, 2014 14:49
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