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Tobacco Control
Friday, April 16, 2010
CDC Releases Adult Tobacco Report »
The following MMWR Surveillance Summary is currently available on the CDC Web site: Adult Tobacco Survey, 19 States, 200...
Thursday, April 15, 2010
State Cigarette Taxes Not Spent on Anti-Smoking Efforts »
Many states raised their excise taxes on cigarettes last year, but none are using that new-found money for controlling tob...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Local Smoking Cessation Workshops Coming to Your Communities, Sponsored by Pfizer »
Smoking cessation workshops, led by Tobacco Treatment Specialists trained by Mayo Clinic, are coming to communities across...
Monday, April 12, 2010
American Lung Association Releases Report on Lung Cancer in African Americans »
The American Lung Association has released its report, Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans...
Friday, April 9, 2010
CDC Releases New MMWR with Tobacco-Related Articles »
The April 9 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report is now available and contains two tobacco-related articles. » full repo...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
FDA Center for Tobacco Products To Launch Stakeholder Listening Series »
FDA Center for Tobacco Products will launch a Stakeholder Listening Series to take full advantage of the knowledge, ideas,...
Monday, April 5, 2010
Newly Updated State Tobacco Tax Fact Sheets »
Now that Utah's and New Mexico's tax increases are official, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has updated their state tax f...
Friday, March 26, 2010
CDC Responds to CNN Story »
Below are the CDC’s talking points regarding a story that appeared on CNN yesterday related to the Communities Putting Pre...
Thursday, March 25, 2010
WEBCAST: FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee »
The inaugural meeting of the FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee will take place March 30-31 at the Nationa...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
FDA Publishes New RFP for Tobacco Control Act »
On, March 23, 2010, FDA published a Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation for States or U.S. Territories to enforce cer...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
ARRA Awards $142.8 Million to Local Communities »
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Prevention and Wellness Initiative: Communities Putting Prevention t...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Obama Secures Landmark Heathcare Victory »
President Barack Obama secured a landmark victory with the House of Representatives giving final approval to a sweeping he...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Progress Made on Global Tobacco Smuggling Pact »
Negotiators have made significant progress on a global pact to halt smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products in a...
Friday, March 19, 2010
New Jersey Governor Proposes Elimination of Tobacco Control Programs »
The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Governor Christie has let do...
Friday, March 19, 2010
WHO Global Pact Against Tobacco Smuggling Stalled »
A global pact to halt smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products, which costs governments up to $40 billion a year i...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
New FDA Rule Protects Kids from Tobacco »
The Food and Drug Administration has taken a crucial step in exercising its new authority to regulate tobacco products by...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation Report »
The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative announces the third volume of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) T...
Monday, March 15, 2010
New Study: Camel No. 9 Cigarette Campaign a Favorite Among Teen Girls »
Washington, D.C. – A new study by the University of California at San Diego and Legacy shows that the 2007 R.J. Reynolds’...
Friday, March 12, 2010
U.S. Senate Votes to Curb Internet Tobacco Sales »
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, legislation to...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ohio Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeal to Preserve Tobacco Funds »
The Ohio Supreme Court has made the decision to hear the appeal in Legacy’s case seeking to preserve tobacco funds and the...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
RWJF Launches New Interactive Tobacco Map »
For the first time, policymakers and advocates will have access to a nationwide picture of continuing state efforts on key...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Webcast: The Truth About Teens - Youth Marketing in a Web 2.0 World »
Thursday, March 25, 2010 Noon - 2:00 PM EST RSVP no later than Friday, March 19 register now 2010 marks the tenth an...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Ranks of Clinicians Who Intervene With Smokers Continue to Grow »
Clinicians across a variety of specialties are increasingly intervening with patients who smoke, according to Dr. Steven S...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
AAPHP Petitions FDA Stance on Electronic Cigarettes »
The American Association of Public Health Physicians submitted a petition to the US Food and Drug Administration in respon...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
First Meeting of FDA Tobacco Products Advisory Committee Announced »
The first meeting of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) will be held on March 30–31 in Washi...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Raiding State Smoking Fund is Shortsighted »
In 2006, South Dakota voters approved an initiative to increase the cigarette tax by $1 per pack and to dedicate $5 millio...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Facebook Application to Help Users Quit Smoking »
A Facebook application to help people quit smoking was launched on March 9 by a charity. WeQuit will help people and thei...
Monday, March 8, 2010
FDA Letter to States »
Read the FDA's letter to the states regarding contracts for enforcement of provisions of the FDA law. This may include the...
Friday, March 5, 2010
CDC Awards Contract for National Quitline Data Warehouse Implementation Plan »
The CDC announced today it has awarded the contract for the National Quitline Data Warehouse to Research Triangle Institu...
Friday, March 5, 2010
GE Plans New American Export: Outdoor Smoking Ban »
General Electric Co is known for exporting American products like washing machines and jet engines, and the biggest U.S. c...
Friday, March 5, 2010
Utah Senate Passes Tobacco Tax Increase »
The tax on a pack of cigarettes would increase by about $1 under a bill passed by the Utah Senate on Thursday. The propos...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Approval of Kansas Smoke-Free Legislation Is Historic Win for Health »
The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Kansas Legislature toda...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
American Lung Association wants Smoking Cessation Coverage in Your Health Plan »
Whille the debate over health insurance reform rages on, one topic not being highlighted is coverage for smoking cessation...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Creating a Perfect Storm to Increase Consumer Demand for Wisconsin's Tobacco Quitline »
Telephone quitlines are a clinically proven and cost-effective population-wide tobacco-dependence treatment, and this opti...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
North Carolina Offers Free Nicotine Patches To State Workers, Teachers »
The hundreds of thousands of state workers and teachers can now get more help quitting smoking. The North Carolina Depart...

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