Tobacco

One in five adults use tobacco

Approximately one in five adults in the United States, 50.6 million people, used tobacco products in 2019, according to a…

5 days ago

Partnership aims to help smokers quit

Blue Shield of California (BSC) recently partnered with the Truth Initiative’s EX Program to help BSC’s more than 4 million…

1 week ago

Model shows how COVID-19 affects smokers

A model of airway tissue created from human stem cells potentially shows why COVID-19 infections are more severe in smokers.…

1 week ago

APA publishes new resource for pharmacists to engage in tobacco cessation programs

A new resource, developed by the American Pharmacists Association, identifies how pharmacists can engage their patients in tobacco cessation interventions.…

2 weeks ago

Pennsylvania hosts virtual event on vaping epidemic, prevention

Pennsylvania’s departments of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) recently held a two-day virtual summit on vaping. The American…

3 weeks ago

Oregon, Oklahoma voters weigh in on tobacco control measures on the ballot

Voters in Oregon and Oklahoma have voted in favor of public health, Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society’s…

3 weeks ago

Sen. Durbin urges FDA to follow its own rules on e-cigarettes

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) recently sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn urging the Food and Drug Administration…

1 month ago

Michigan Attorney Gen. Nessel joins coalition to protect young people from tobacco imagery

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Oct. 7 that she has joined a coalition of attorneys general who is asking…

2 months ago

Legislation would address healthcare disparities

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to address healthcare disparities in the United States. The legislation includes disparities…

2 months ago

Vaping, marijuana use in college-age adults up, other drug use down

According to a new survey, vaping marijuana and nicotine rose sharply over the past three years for college-aged adults, even…

2 months ago

Chicago bans flavored vaping products

Chicago City Council voted Sept. 9 to ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the city. The ordinance applies…

3 months ago

E-cigarette use among young people declines

Approximately 3.6 million young people in the United States used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, according to a National…

3 months ago

Washington state files lawsuit against JUUL

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently filed a consumer protection lawsuit against e-cigarette company JUUL, claiming the company violated the…

3 months ago

Reps. Trone, Krishnamoorthi introduce youth vaping legislation

U.S. Reps. David Trone (D-MD) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) announced Tuesday they had introduced legislation aimed at gathering more accurate…

3 months ago

California bans sale of flavored tobacco products

The California Assembly recently voted to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. The Senate is expected to approve the…

3 months ago

Senators call on Trump administration to act following reports vaping/smoking increases COVID-19 risks

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are calling on the Trump administration to continue its crackdown on…

3 months ago

Legislation would expand tobacco cessation coverage under Medicaid

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand tobacco cessation coverage to all Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program…

3 months ago

Washington state files lawsuit against vaping company

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently filed a lawsuit against E-Juice Vapors, a company that marketed vapor products containing…

3 months ago

Researchers to study vaping in Canadian teens

A $100,000 study will examine vaping usage among Canadian teenagers. The study will take a “by-youth-for-youth” approach to learn teenagers'…

4 months ago

Vaping linked to cigarette use in adolescents

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes have double the risk of smoking traditional cigarettes, according to a recent European study. Between 2013…

4 months ago

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