Tag Archives: tobacco

FDA Soon to Make Final Report on Menthol Cigarettes Available for Public Comment

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to make its final report on menthol cigarettes available for public comment. …

Federal Judge Won’t Delay Order in Lawsuit Against Tobacco Industry

A federal judge said this week she will not delay an order in a longstanding lawsuit against tobacco manufacturers while other courts decide newer cases that challenge graphic cigarette warning labels and restrictions on tobacco marketing. …

Many States Receive Failing Grades in Lung Association Report on Anti-Tobacco Efforts

Many states received failing grades on the latest American Lung Association report card rating tobacco control efforts. …

Occasional Marijuana Smoking Not as Harmful to Lungs as Cigarettes, Study Suggests

Low to moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to the lungs than tobacco exposure, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. …

Growing Number of Employers Won’t Hire Smokers

A growing number of employers are not hiring smokers, USA Today reports. Hospitals are in the forefront of this trend, which aims to promote employees’ health and reduce insurance premiums. …

Hookahs Can Cause Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Health Officials Say

Hookahs, which many people perceive as a less dangerous way of using tobacco than smoking cigarettes, can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, health experts say. …

Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

The Obama Administration has appealed a ruling by a U.S. judge that tobacco companies do not have to put graphic warning labels on cigarette packages to show the dangers of smoking. …

States Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs, Report Says

States have reduced funding for tobacco prevention programs this year to the lowest levels since 1999, a new report by public health groups finds. …

Judge Rules Tobacco Companies Don’t Have to Put Graphic Labels on Cigarette Packages

A judge has ruled that tobacco companies do not have to put graphic warning labels on cigarette packages to show the dangers of smoking, the Associated Press reports. …

FDA Announces Plan for $600 Million Campaign on Dangers of Tobacco Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will spend about $600 million over five years on a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco, the Associated Press reports. …