News: Cessation

The Legislature should get ahead of feds, enact stricter tobacco laws

By Tom McCoy, Featured in The Nevada Independent May 11- Would it surprise you to learn that tobacco companies added menthol and flavoring to their products to make them more palatable and appealing to users? What […]

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posted on 05/11/2022

F.D.A. Moves to Ban Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

By Christina Jewett, The New York Times April 28- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced a plan to ban sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes in the United States, a measure many public health experts hailed […]

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posted on 04/29/2022

Walmart to stop tobacco sales in some U.S. stores

(March 28) Reuters– Walmart Inc will stop sales of tobacco products in some of its more than 5,000 stores across the United States, the world’s largest retailer said on Monday. The company did not disclose how many […]

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posted on 03/28/2022

COVID Won’t End Up Like the Flu. It Will Be Like Smoking.

By Benjamin Mazer, The Atlantic February 17- It’s suddenly become acceptable to say that COVID is—or will soon be—like the flu. Such analogies have long been the preserve of pandemic minimizers, but lately they’ve been creeping into […]

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posted on 02/21/2022

E-cigarettes were less effective than gum and other nicotine replacement aids, study says

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN February 7- People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessations aids, a new study found. The study, published Monday in the journal BMJ, analyzed […]

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posted on 02/10/2022

US government fails when it comes to tobacco reduction, American Lung Association report says

By Carma Hassan, CNN January 26- The federal government gets “mostly failing grades on its efforts to prevent and reduce tobacco,” a new report from the American Lung Association says. The 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report calls […]

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posted on 02/03/2022

American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” Report Release

The 20th annual American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for […]

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posted on 01/27/2022

Smoking rates decline steeply in teens in 2021

Truth Initiative January 10- Youth smoking dropped to an all-time low of 2.3% in 2021 – down from nearly 23% in 2000 – according to recent data from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, […]

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posted on 01/14/2022

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

By Kim Tingley, The New York Times Magazine November 23- When they first appeared in the United States in the mid-2000s, “electronic nicotine delivery systems” — e-cigarettes, vapes, e-liquids and other wares that contain the stimulant found […]

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posted on 11/23/2021

Tobacco use falling: WHO urges countries to invest in helping more people to quit tobacco

World Health Organization News Release November 16- The fourth WHO global tobacco trends report released today, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015. This number is expected to […]

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posted on 11/17/2021