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.
A new report from the U.S. surgeon general shows that more than 3.6 million U.S. youth smoke cigarettes, but proven strategies exist that can cut that number in half in six years.
A U.S. District Court judge tossed out a federal mandate on Wednesday that would have required tobacco companies to include new, graphic warning labels on the front of cigarette packs, ruling it violates the First Amendment.
Whether it’s strengthening tobacco control policies or ensuring a community is prepared for a health emergency, public health departments, at the state, territorial, local, and tribal level, play vital roles implementing sound public health policy. Health departments are the backbone of a strong, effective public health system and integral to ensuring lifesaving public health policy...