Posts tagged "tobacco"
Q&A with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

Q&A with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to Public Health Newswire about National Public Health Week, current FDA goals and how the U.S. can become the healthiest nation in one generation.
Advocates call on all health retailers to stop selling tobacco: Sign APHA petition

Advocates call on all health retailers to stop selling tobacco: Sign APHA petition

Health advocates praised CVS's decision to stop tobacco sales, and through letters and an APHA petition urge others to follow suit.
Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

Pressure grows on retailers to stop tobacco sales

With the move by leading health care retailer CVS to remove tobacco products from its stores, pressure is mounting on other pharmaceutical retailers to do the same.

APHA petition urges retailers to end tobacco sales

Before last week's announcement by CVS Caremark, stopping the sale of tobacco products was a public health goal far out of reach. But advocates now seek to build on the momentum.
Americans, health leaders react to CVS tobacco announcement

Americans, health leaders react to CVS tobacco announcement

With its move to end sales of tobacco products in its 7,600 stores by Oct. 1, CVS Caremark sent shock waves through the nation.
Public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control with debut of new surgeon general’s report

Public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control with debut of new surgeon general’s report

With the release of the surgeon general's new report on smoking, public health leaders urge stronger tobacco control.
Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak: The past, present and future of tobacco

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak: The past, present and future of tobacco

Imagine a world in which more than half of all adults smoked. Worse, imagine a world in which you were constantly forced to breathe in the proven-deadly chemicals released by tobacco products.
50th anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health calls for further action

50th anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health calls for further action

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.
Ad: Smoking in movies causes kids to smoke

Ad: Smoking in movies causes kids to smoke

A new ad out this week tells Hollywood executives that their box office products can be lethal.

Dec. 6 news: Rise in measles, food poverty in the UK, cost of a healthy diet

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
CDC report shows school health trends looking up

CDC report shows school health trends looking up

As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.

Research on e-cigarettes examining health effects: Regulations due

With the look and feel of real cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are experiencing a boom in popularity. But as the product’s popularity rises, so do the unknowns about its potential impact on public health.