Agency dragging its feet on requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packs
October 7, 2016
Eight public health and medical groups and several individual pediatricians today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law.
Smoking leaves its “footprint” on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association (AH) journal.
Two-thirds of American adults believe pharmacies should not be allowed to sell tobacco, while 14 percent strongly oppose such a policy, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
While a majority of states are still missing important opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, there is progress being made to move the nation closer to ending cancer as we know it, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Just as a new report indicates a big jump in e-cigarette use among U.S. teenagers, a conservative think tank is arguing against FDA regulation of the devices, claiming that it will do more harm than good when it comes to public health.
Three years into the CDC’s Tips ad campaign, the public service announcements are still motivating smokers to quit, according to survey results are published in the March 24 release of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Workers in support occupations in the healthcare and social assistance sector are significantly more likely to smoke cigarettes than are workers in all other occupations in that sector, according to a recent study by investigators at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
As many as 1 in 6 working women of child-bearing age in the U.S. are cigarette smokers and numbers vary widely across industries and occupations according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study published this month in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
There’s good news and bad news in a new National Institute of Drug Abuse’s 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey. The good news: cigarette smoking continues to drop among teens. The bad news: more young Americans are taking up e-cigarettes and cigarillos.
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