Posts Tagged: tobacco

Advancing Tobacco Control Policy in Chicago – Keeping Kids Safe

  With guest co-blogger Kendall Stagg, Director of Policy at Chicago Department of Public Health This month, the Chicago Department of Public Health was named “Local Health Department of the Year” by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), an association of more than 2,800 local health departments across the nation. The… Read more »

Winners of the Surgeon General’s Video Contest Announced

Surgeon General’s Video Contest: Tobacco—I’m Not Buying It winners announced. Yesterday, Dr. Regina Benjamin (U.S. Surgeon General) announced and chatted live with contest winners on Twitter. There were many great submissions, and we thank all of the young Americans who took part in the contest to help make the next generation tobacco free. Learn more… Read more »

Join Live Event

CDC will launch a hard-hitting national tobacco education campaign, called “Tips from Former Smokers.” The campaign features real people living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities, and encourages all smokers to quit. Watch the event live and/or follow @CDCTobaccoFree on Twitter to meet special guests featured in the campaign, and get a first look at campaign… Read more »

New Report

Nearly all tobacco use begins in youth and young adulthood. The 2012 Surgeon General’s Report released today focuses on the problem of tobacco use among youth and young adults, its causes, and the effective strategies to prevent young people from ever starting. Learn more and share this CDC Feature article.

Freedom From Nicotine Addiction

This July 4, as we commemorate our nation’s independence, declare your freedom from nicotine addiction or encourage a smoker in your life to quit. To promote this different kind of independence, CDC created an eCard, button, and a feature article designed to raise awareness about tobacco addiction, encourage smokers to make a quit attempt, and… Read more »

Encourage Dads to Quit Smoking

This June, as we observe Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Week, remember that not smoking or quitting smoking is one of the best things a man can do for his health and the health of his family. In honor of Father’s Day, CDC created new e-cards, a button, and a feature article designed to… Read more »

Top 10 Tobacco Control Achievements 2001-2010

CDC online article identifies top 10 public health achievements of the first decade of the 21st century. Tobacco control makes the list, due to a federal cigarette tax increase; more smoke-free laws; and FDA regulations that ban flavored cigarettes, restrict youth access to tobacco products, and require larger, more graphic warning labels on cigarette packages…. Read more »

Expanded Tobacco Cessation Services for Federal Employees

Beginning on January 1, 2011, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will require all insurance carriers in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to offer standardized, expanded tobacco cessation coverage. This includes full coverage (no enrollee copayments, no coinsurance, no deductibles, and no annual/lifetime dollar limits) for seven FDA-approved medications, four counseling sessions… Read more »

FDA Tobacco Regs Take Effect

New FDA tobacco regulations regarding “light/low/mild” cigarettes take effect on July 22, 2010. CDC Web page provides a helpful summary of new FDA tobacco regulations and the potential public health impact, particularly for smokers of “light,” “low,” or “mild” cigarettes. The Web page also provides links to a full feature article and other helpful resources…. Read more »