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More high school athletes using smokeless tobacco


High school athletes are smoking less but using smokeless tobacco more — nearly twice as much as students who don’t play sports, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Although smoking rates for all high school students dropped from 32 percent […]

September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Boston knocks tobacco out of the park


Fans will no longer be able to take tobacco out to the ballgame in Boston.

“Today the City of Boston delivered a huge victory for kids by acting to take tobacco out of baseball once and for all,” said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for […]

September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Boston mayor proposes smokeless tobacco ban at ballparks


Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Wednesday a proposal to ban chewing tobacco, snuff and other tobacco products at Fenway Park and other professional and amateur sports venues in the city.

Mayor Walsh will officially file the ordinance with the City Council on Monday. If enacted, […]

August 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

People who quit smokeless tobacco after heart attack extended life expectancy

People who stop using smokeless tobacco after a heart attack may extend their life expectancy similar to people who stop smoking, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

“We didn’t expect to see such a strong association among those people who stopped using (smokeless tobacco),” said […]

FDA asked to extend its jurisdiction to all tobacco products

With the 5th anniversary of the landmark tobacco law looming, the American Heart Association called on the Food and Drug Administration to do much more.

Nine public health groups joined in a public statement on Thursday asking the FDA to extend its jurisdiction, with no exception, to all tobacco products, […]