The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control.
Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2012
Started by CDC Tobacco Free Jul 2, 2012.
This 4th of July declare independence from tobacco use and start living a fuller, healthier tobacco-free life! Read CDC article.Continue
Tags: quit, tobacco, smoke-free
Started by CDC Tobacco Free May 31, 2012.
Congrats to winners in the Surgeon General's Tobacco—I’m Not Buying It video contest. Learn more about winners in CDC article.Continue
Tags: youth, tobacco
Started by Carolyn Henry May 8, 2012.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate mom’s health! Read & share CDC article encouraging women to quit smoking & stay quit.Continue
Tags: mothers, quit, smoking, tobacco
Started by CDC Tobacco Free Mar 16, 2012.
Have you heard about the Tips From Former Smokers campaign launched by CDC on March 15 to encourage people to quit smoking? Learn about the campaign. Continue
Tags: tobacco, smoking, smokers, campaign
I'm true-believer. I quit age 26. My great grandfather, James Anderson Woollen, buried Old Salem, N.C., was prizery manager of the Ogden & Hill Tobacco Company when it was larger than R.J.R. When I was in the ILA, port of Morehead City, N.C., I had the tobacco hogshead re-cooper gang. We repaired the fork-lift damged 950-pounds barrels of brightleaf tobacco shipped to the Japanese Tobacco Monopoly. We fumigated the leaf with chemicals to kill the bugs. Ditto, when we stacked in-bound "Turkish" (Greek, Yugoslavian, etc.) 110-pound burlap wrapped bales on narrow pallets; we placed them in a warehouse and fumigated them with poison for about one day. I asked a tobacco company supervisor; was the company worried about being sued? No, they had lobbied Congress to pass a law, mandating it. Immunity!
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