Tobacco

Smoking among Hawaiian high school students declines 10 percent

Cigarette smoking among Hawaiian high school students has declined 10 percent since 2009, according to the 2019 Hawai‘i Youth Risk…

2 weeks ago

Maryland tobacco tax increase a win for kids and health, anti-smoking group said

By overriding the governor’s veto, the Maryland legislature enacted a $1.75 per pack state cigarette tax increase, protecting kids and…

2 weeks ago

Legislation would increase Indiana cigarette tax

An amendment to a bill recently introduced in the Indiana House of Representatives would have increased the state cigarette tax…

2 weeks ago

Connecticut attorney general supports tobacco bill

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong recently submitted testimony supporting the state’s Senate Bill 326. The bill would prohibit the sale…

3 weeks ago

Chicago mayor takes actions against e-cigarette companies

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), and the Chicago Department of…

4 weeks ago

Attorneys general urge FDA to ban menthol cigarettes

A bipartisan coalition of 23 attorneys general recently sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the…

1 month ago

Vaping causes changes to lung proteins, study finds

Vaping stresses and inflames lungs, causing subtle structural changes to proteins, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest…

1 month ago

States to spend only 2.4 percent of tobacco funds on prevention in 2021

In fiscal year 2021, states will spend $656 million on tobacco prevention and cessation programs out of the $26.9 billion…

1 month ago

FDA warns firms to remove e-liquid products from the market

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to 10 companies who manufacture electronic nicotine delivery systems,…

1 month ago

DC Council reintroduces legislation banning flavored electronic smoking devices

Washington, D. C. Councilmember Mary Cheh reintroduced the “Flavored Electronic Smoking Device Prohibition Amendment Act” to the DC Council Tuesday,…

2 months ago

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