Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
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.
In a new ad, a coalition of health groups questions the prevalence of smoking in the new box office hit “The Great Gatsby.”
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is set to introduce legislation today to close loopholes that allow Big Tobacco to avoid federal excise tax for sales of loose tobacco often used in pipes and roll-your-own cigarettes.
In a major move forward on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the administration released several proposed rules on Tuesday offering more guidance on essential health benefits, insurance reform and workplace wellness plans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in four U.S. adults used tobacco in 2009-2010, according to a new study published in the November 2012 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
A report released last week by the Congressional Budget Office suggests a 50-cent tobacco tax increase would improve the population’s health by decreasing the prevalence of smoking, particularly among teens, while lowering the deficit.
Hard-hitting public health ad campaigns sparking awareness: New tactics gaining results, controversy
With annual advertising costs in the tens of billions, campaigns waged by the tobacco and fast food industries are contributing to the nation’s health problems. Now, tapping into Madison Avenue’s best strategies, public health programs are striking back with innovative ads of their own.
Sharon Eubanks, the attorney who took on the tobacco industry and won, talks about the case, attacks from the industry and how to prevent history from repeating itself in a Q&A with Public Health Newswire. Eubanks is co-author of "Bad Acts: The Racketeering Case Against the Tobacco Industry."
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin paid a visit to Denver on Wednesday to celebrate National Public Health Week and promote the National Prevention Strategy during an event held at the University of Colorado’s Colorado Center for Health and Wellness.
A U.S. appeals court delivered a major public health victory Monday when it ruled to uphold the graphic warning label mandate on cigarette packs in addition to other key measures included in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, enacted in 2009.