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[USA] A Half Century Of Avoidable Death

A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), examines U.S. tobacco control efforts in the fifty years since the release of
PR Newswire
added Jun 3, 2014 12:17
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[Kentucky] Smoking Citations Continue To Decline Despite Strip Club Holdouts

Today, Lexington’s decade-old smoking ban is enforced by a handful of health department inspectors, but it took years for the regulation to take hold.
WUKY (Lexington, KY)
added May 28, 2014 02:00
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[Kentucky] 10 years after it became law, Fayette County's smoking ban is gaining acceptance

There is something about smoking and alcohol that compounds the problem. Cantrell said in his experience, drinkers, especially if they have already downed a few, don't like to be: a) told what do to; and/or b) told they can't smoke. There were taunts. C
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added May 26, 2014 04:57
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EMANUEL / STEINMETZ: Finally, Some Optimism About Obesity

This multipronged effort — comprising advertising restrictions, prohibitions on where people could smoke and taxation — changed behavior and ultimately the nation’s health. Beginning in the mid-1970s, per capita cigarette consumption steadily declined. To
New York Times
added May 6, 2014 18:27
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OncoBlog: AACR Eyes Tobacco Control

American Association for Cancer Research has published a collection of articles in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on health consequences of tobacco. * Note that although almost one in five Americans still smok
MedPage Today
added Apr 18, 2014 20:27
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Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking

looked at cigarette use depicted in more than 1,800 hours of popular U.S. prime-time dramas broadcast between 1955 and 2010. They also looked at smoking rates among adults during that period. Scenes involving cigarette use on such shows fell from nearly
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 4, 2014 12:07
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[Virginia] E-Cigs get a closer look by the FDA.....do you know what you're (really) smoking?

The more concerning mistake is to believe it’s an FDA approved device or that it has been completely vetted as a healthy alternative. Even more nauseating is knowing that the majority of them are made in China.
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Mar 23, 2014 23:19
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Eric Lawson Was the Fifth Marlboro Man to Die of Smoking-Related Illness

A former stuntman, Wayne McLaren was the first former Marlboro Man to make himself into a symbol of the dangers of smoking. For two years before his death of lung cancer at 51... A prolific cowboy actor, David McLean appeared in TV Westerns like Bonanza
People Magazine
added Feb 1, 2014 23:22
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Marlboro Marijuana? Satirical Article Sparks Debate On Big Tobacco’s Interest In Weed

Now that marijuana legalization in the U.S. appears to be just a matter of time, Big Tobacco may try to reap some profits of its own from the booming industry. If and when that happens remains to be seen, but it’s likely companies like Philip Morris are
MintPress News
added Jan 29, 2014 17:47
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High Indiana smoking rates persist 50 years later

“I don’t think a lot of people would have expected a 50-year timeline at the end of which we still have 43 million people smoking in this country,” said Dr. Stephen J. Jay, a professor of public health and medicine at the Indiana University School of Med
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Jan 21, 2014 20:06
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