Posts tagged "tobacco"

Nov. 21 news: Opioid prescription policy, big tobacco ads, concussion spit test, skin cancer rising

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

Smoking rates still high among low-income Americans

Despite progress in reducing rates of smoking in the U.S., low-income people continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates, according to this story reported in The Nation's Health.

August 9 news: Opioid death rates, global war on smoking, colorectal cancer screening

Check out today's public health news on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Oct. 4 news: Shigellosis in Flint, tobacco smoke pollution, Zika vaccine

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.
The Nation's Health: States, cities raising their minimum age for tobacco sales to 21

The Nation’s Health: States, cities raising their minimum age for tobacco sales to 21

Measures that can prevent potential smokers from lighting up are catching fire nationwide, such as reevaluating the age at which consumers can buy tobacco.

June 9 news: Toxic Substances Control Act approved, end of Ebola in Liberia, PTSD Awareness Month

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, June 9, 2016.
Today is World No Tobacco Day

Today is World No Tobacco Day

APHA champions efforts to help Americans live free of tobacco, the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Today, we join World No Tobacco Day host World Health Organization in supporting this year’s theme, “Get ready for plain packaging.”
FDA deeming rule extends authority to cover all tobacco products

FDA deeming rule extends authority to cover all tobacco products

APHA champions efforts to help Americans live tobacco-free, including laws that create smoke-free workplaces and policies that make it easier for smokers to quit. yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a step in that direction.

May 5 news: California raises tobacco purchase age, Hepatitis C deaths, federal grants for Michigan health centers

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
APHA celebrates reproductive health, tobacco court victories

APHA celebrates reproductive health, tobacco court victories

Two court rulings drew cheers this week from APHA and public health advocates. One blocks one of the most extreme abortion bans in the U.S. and the other requires tobacco companies to admit they designed products to be as addictive as possible.
New CDC tobacco ads 'will save lives and save money'

New CDC tobacco ads ‘will save lives and save money’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 “Tips from Former Smokers” ad campaign launched today, once again sharing powerful stories to inspire more Americans to quit smoking for good.

March 13 news: Raising tobacco purchase age, measles in West Africa, Ebola patient at NIH

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, March 13, 2015.