Should tobacco use be encouraged for members of the U.S. military through reduced prices? While the Department of Defense debates the question this week, APHA and other anti-tobacco advocates say, “No.”
Yesterday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its fifth annual National Drug Control Strategy to “address the public health and safety challenges of the 21st century.”
Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during pregnancy, gave birth two months early to a baby girl who had to spend weeks in an incubator.
In 2012 health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers — equaling a bottle of pills per American adult — according to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
Recent school shootings and Men's Health Month observance have brought gun violence prevention into the national spotlight.
Yesterday, APHA joined the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Men’s Health Network to focus on health and prevention. In a forum in Washington, D.C., an expert panel opened a conversation for all comers: “How do we prioritize prevention, planning and health for boys and men of color?”
May 18-23, APHA joins SAMHSA in recognizing National Prevention Week. Check out our latest podcasts and learn more about this annual health observance!
Noting the dangerous potential for nicotine addiction posed by e-cigarettes, the nation’s largest city health leaders are doing all they can to slow the sales of these emerging tobacco-related products.
The Food and Drug Administration changed the conversation about national tobacco prevention Tuesday, putting the focus directly on children.
With the release of the surgeon general's new report on smoking, public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control.
Sen. Tom Harkin urged colleagues to adopt the omnibus spending bill and spoke of a particular virtue of the measure — full allocation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund — and APHA's support of it.
Since 1964 we've seen major reductions in tobacco-related death, but public health groups meeting Thursday delivered a clear message: We must do more.