Poison center calls related to e-cigarette exposure grew from one a month to 215 a month between September 2010 and February 2014, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half the e-cigarette exposure calls – 51.1 percent – involved children under 5 […]
U.S. convenience stores should sell electronic cigarettes only to adults, following the same ID procedures used for tobacco sales, according to a position statement issued by a national association of stores Friday.
The National Association of Convenience Stores, which represents about 3,800 retailers and supplier companies, said convenience stores are the largest retail […]
Federal regulators ordered four tobacco products off the market Friday, the first time the Food and Drug Administration has taken such an action since it was given regulatory authority in 2009.
The FDA ordered Jash International Inc. to stop selling four Sutra-branded cigarettes called bidis, which are thin, hand-rolled cigarettes […]
The Food and Drug Administration is launching its largest effort yet to curb tobacco use among teens with a campaign that portrays cigarettes as something that can make you look uncool or ugly.
The $115 million media campaign is prompted by the FDA’s new authority to regulate tobacco, granted by […]
The life of Dr. Luther Terry, the former surgeon general who issued the landmark “Smoking and Health” report 50 years ago, was honored Saturday with a wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery. Approximately 100 people attended the event, despite the rain, including acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, former Surgeon […]
Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that changed the nation’s relationship with tobacco.
To mark the anniversary of the pivotal report, the American Heart Association and other leading health organizations outlined goals on Wednesday to reduce the adult smoking rate to less than 10 percent in […]
States will spend about $481 million on programs to prevent or curb tobacco use next year, well below the $3.7 billion recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing 440,000 people each year.
Although states are expected to earn […]
President Bill Clinton honored 267 schools that were recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for creating healthier environments on Monday at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. Obesity is the No. 1 health threat among children, topping drug abuse and smoking.
The Alliance for a Healthier […]
The American Heart Association is among 16 leading national health organizations who have signed a joint letter to President Obama asking for faster adoption of new tobacco regulations that would give the Food and Drug Administration more control of currently unregulated items such as e-cigarettes.
In the letter dated Thursday, the health […]