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With Support from a Member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribe the CDC Launches a New Tips from Former Smokers Campaign

Tobacco companies aggressively market menthol-flavored tobacco products to different groups of people.  This targeted marketing contributes to certain groups being more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes than other groups.  Young people, racial and ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ+ people, women, people with a low income, and people with mental health conditions are more likely to smoke […]

CDC OSH Reflections: 60 Years of Surgeon General’s Reports on Smoking and Health

From CDC Office on Smoking and Health CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health commemorates the 60th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report:  Smoking and Health.  This landmark report is considered by historians as one of the most significant public health achievements of the 20th century. In honor of this anniversary, a retrospective (attached) has […]

FDA Releases a new Webpage on Processes and Opportunities for Providing Input on Tobacco Education Campaigns

FDA has incorporated public input in its campaigns since “The Real Cost” cigarette prevention campaign was first launched in 2014.  This feedback is an important part of the agency’s evidence-based campaign process. As a part of FDA’s ongoing commitment to transparency and collaboration, the agency has launched a new webpage to describe how feedback from […]

CDC Foundation National and State Cigarette Sales Data Briefs

CDC Foundation has released new cigarette sales briefs exploring changes in U.S. national and state cigarette sales following state flavored tobacco sales restrictions. They included on the CDC Foundation webpages that include the national and state trends for Monitoring E-Cigarette Use Among Youth | CDC Foundation MONITORING U.S. CIGARETTE SALES The monitoring of other tobacco […]

Ready to Quit Tobacco? TRICARE Has You Covered

From TRICARE Although quitting tobacco can be difficult, saying good-bye to cigarettes and chewing tobacco has many health benefits.  If you’ve decided to kick the habit, TRICARE covers products and services to help you become commercial tobacco-free. Read full article and find complete details HERE. Launches SmokefreeNATIVE

The National Cancer Institute’s Initiative (SFGI) has partnered with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to launch a new, free text messaging resource to help American Indian and Alaska Native adults and adolescents quit smoking commercial tobacco. SFGI and IHS worked with experts from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the American […]

FDA Warns Online Retailers to Stop Selling Illegal E-cigarettes Popular Among Youth

From Center for Tobacco Products | COMPLETE INFORMATION HERE On December 13, the Center for Tobacco Products issued warning letters to 11 online retailers selling unauthorized e-cigarette products marketed under the brand names Lost Mary, Funky Republic/Funky Lands, Elf Bar/EB Design, Kangvape, Cali, and Breeze.  Warning letter recipients are given 15 working days to respond […]

FDA, DOJ Seek Permanent Injunction Against E-Cigarette Manufacturer

From FDA, full article here: On December 4, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), on behalf of FDA, filed a complaint for a permanent injunction against Jessica M. Fitzgerald and Michelle L. Allen doing business as Vape Junkie Ejuice (Vape Junkie Ejuice) for manufacturing, selling, and distributing unauthorized e-cigarette products.  This case represents the […]

Tobacco-Free Kids Annual Report

See the newly released 2023 Annual Report. Over the past year, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator have made enormous progress to create a healthier and. more equitable future for all.  Even amid significant challenges and opposition in the United States and around the world, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and […]

The Great American Smokeout

A new CDC feature article highlights the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout and quit-smoking support services to hellp people on their quit journey.  Quitting smoking can be hard, but people can increase their chances of success with a good quit plan and support.  Counseling and medications can double or even triple their chances of […]

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