Tobacco News- February 12, 2014

The Real Cost

The FDA is launching a new campaign called “The Real Cost” on February 11th and it is set to run for at least a year.  Part of the campaign is a series of commercials detailing the appearances of smokers and the loss of control due to addiction.  The videos are viewable below:

The Crossroads of Tobacco Control

“Tobacco has dominated headlines lately. On Wednesday, CVS pharmacy announced that it will stop selling tobacco products by October. Some localities, such as Boston and San Francisco, already prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.” More…

Smoking Could Drop to 10 Percent or Lower, Some Health Officials Predict

“A number of trends could combine to lower U.S. smoking rates from the current 18 percent, to 10 percent or less, health officials predict.” More…

Follow the Example of CVS and Quit Selling Tobacco: Senators to Other Drug Chains

“Eight U.S. senators are urging other major drug store chains to follow the example of CVS, which announced last week it will no longer sell tobacco products by October.” More…

State Inaction, Tobacco Industry Tactics Slowing Tobacco Control Efforts: Report

“State inaction, coupled with a tobacco industry determined to maintain its market share, are slowing efforts to reduce the number of smokers in the United States, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.” More…