Category results for "Tobacco"

Commentary: Cigarettes and Pharmacies Don’t Mix

By now, almost everyone has heard the big announcement from CVS/pharmacy that their stores will become tobacco-free by October 1. This is a significant milestone, and yet it’s just the latest chapter of a long story explains Bob Gordon, winner of Legacy’s 2013 Community Activist Award.

Senators Find E-Cigarette Makers Are Targeting Young People

E-cigarette makers are targeting young people with free samples distributed at music and sporting events, according to an investigation by 11 Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate. The companies are also running radio and television ads during programs aimed at young people, the lawmakers said.

Retailers Take Wait-and-See Approach After CVS Announces it Won’t Sell Tobacco

No other major retailers have joined CVS in pledging to pull tobacco from store shelves, the Associated Press reports. CVS, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain, announced earlier this year it will stop selling tobacco products by October 1.

Poison Control Centers Receiving More Calls for Nicotine Poisoning From E-Cigarettes

Poison control centers are reporting an increase in the number of calls they are receiving for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes. This February, centers received 215 calls, compared with about one per month in 2010.

Study Finds Smoke-Free Legislation Linked With Health Benefits For Children

Smoke-free laws are linked with substantial decreases in preterm births and children’s hospital visits for asthma, according to an international group of scientists.

Employers, Legislators Must Decide Whether to Include E-Cigarettes in Smoking Bans

Employers and legislators must decide whether to include e-cigarettes in smoking bans, according to NPR. Some public health experts say the devices should be included in workplace smoking bans because the health effects are unknown.

Commentary: Love Your Quitter Until They Quit for Good

Unfortunately, too often, smokers are thought of as people who simply can’t kick their “nasty habit.” That’s dead wrong — smokers are not the enemy. Rather, they are the individuals that we need to help now, more than ever to quit because for most smokers, tobacco is an addiction that they desperately want to overcome, says David Dobbins of Legacy.

Relatively Few Counties Account for Much of Declining Smoking Rates

A relatively small number of counties, most of them with big populations or near larger cities, account for much of the declining smoking rates in the United States, according to new research.

Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes Can be Poisonous, But Isn’t Regulated

Liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes can be poisonous, but is not regulated by federal authorities, The New York Times reports.

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Not More Likely to Quit, Study Suggests

A study of smokers finds those who also use e-cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking after a year, compared with smokers who don’t use the devices.

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