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Nevada receives poor scores in tobacco use report

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Jessie Bekker Nevada received a “C” and four “F”s for tobacco usage, the leading cause of preventable death in the state and nationwide, in a report card released Tuesday by the American […]

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posted on 01/24/2018

Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

The New York Times By Sheila Kaplan WASHINGTON — A national panel of public health experts concluded in a report released on Tuesday that vaping with e-cigarettes that contain nicotine can be addictive and that teenagers […]

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posted on 01/23/2018

FDA anti-smoking proposal might let tobacco companies flourish

The Associated Press (as seen in the Las Vegas Review-Journal) By Matthew Perrone WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit […]

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posted on 01/19/2018

Big Tobacco finally tells the truth in court-ordered ad campaign

NBC News By Maggie Fox Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette. Ads with these statements hit […]

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posted on 11/27/2017

Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke

The New York Times By Matthew Haag Over the summer, employees at a Japanese marketing firm noticed that not all of their colleagues were working the same number of hours. About one-third of the people at […]

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posted on 11/02/2017

Webinar: Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation

Nevada Public Health Training Center presents “Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation” as a part of the public health ECHO series on Friday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This free webinar […]

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posted on 10/24/2017

New Resources Available with Updated Tobacco Use Data

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has released several new resources and toll sheets with updates reflecting recently released new data. Data from the 2016 BRFSS was released by the CDC, providing state-specific adult smoking prevalence data. […]

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posted on 10/11/2017

FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

Reuters By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans on Tuesday for an education campaign to discourage […]

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posted on 08/08/2017

The FDA just unveiled one of the most important public health initiatives of the century

The Washington Post By Editorial Board THE FOOD and Drug Administration unveiled last week what may be one of the most important public-health initiatives of this century: an ambitious long-term strategy to finally end tobacco’s cycle […]

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posted on 08/04/2017

Local businesses to be recognized for smoke-free environments

Northern Nevada Business Weekly Smoke-free environments are more in demand now than ever.  For many local businesses it makes sense to be smoke-free.  The Washoe County Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) works to empower […]

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posted on 06/22/2017