Tobacco News- January 31, 2014

Commentary: What Are We Going to Do About the Tobacco Problem? Solve It.

“This month as the 50th anniversary report on smoking and health was released by the U.S. Surgeon General, I’m compelled to call attention to the man who helped strike the match that led to this landmark report.” More…

Helping Smokers Quit, or Not Start in the First Place

“‘Even 50 years after the first surgeon general’s report on smoking and health, we’re still finding out new ways that tobacco kills and maims people,’ Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently told me. ‘It’s astonishing how bad it is.'” More…

E-Cigarettes Become Popular in Rural County Jails

“E-cigarettes are an increasingly common sight in rural county jails, according to The New York Times. Sheriffs are selling the devices to inmates to help control mood swings, and to increase revenue.” More…