Prevention and Cessation Press Releases
WASHINGTON, DC Five leading U.S. public health organizations today called on members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 's Board of Directors to withdraw from the Chamber unless it stops fighting measures to reduce tobacco use around the world.
A ruling issued today by the U.S Circuit Court for the District of Columbia affirms most of a lower court ruling requiring that the tobacco industry issue “corrective statements” to prevent it from continuing to mislead the public about the dangers of its products.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data today from its National Youth Tobacco Survey that found a dramatic increase over one year (from 2013-2014) in teen use of e-cigarettes (now 13.4 percent for high school students) and hookah (now 9.4 percent for high school students).
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 26, 2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new advertisements today as part of its ongoing Tips from Former Smokers national campaign.
“A report released today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) predicts that raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products has the potential to dramatically improve public health in this country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. February 23, 2015 The 25th anniversary of legislation making all domestic flights smoke-free marks an opportunity to redouble our efforts to promote tobacco control measures across the country.
New data released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health show that although secondhand smoke exposure in this country dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, this progress is not benefitting all populations equally.
WASHINGTON January 20, 2015 In his address to Congress tonight, the president is expected to emphasize critical health priorities that each depend on public-private partnerships for success in ædefeating life-threatening diseases such as cancer, which kills more than 1,600 people in America
The states are missing an opportunity to save millions of lives and over $120 billion in health care costs because they continue to shortchange proven programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published two studies today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health showing health care costs attributable to cigarette smoking are higher than previously reported (nearly $170 billion per year), as well as results on the cost-effectiveness of the first phase of the “Tips from Former Smokers” media campaign.