Tobacco News- July 3, 2014

New Study Suggests Texting Service Doubles Quit-Smoking Rate

“Smokers who use a texting service to help them quit are twice as likely to be smoke free after six months, compared with those who just receive smoking-cessation reading material, a new study finds.” More…

Tobacco Companies Have Changed Cigarettes to Make Them More Addictive: Report

“Tobacco companies have made design changes to cigarettes to make them more addictive and more attractive to children, according to a new report by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.” More…

As Baseball Ponders Tobacco Issue, Tony Gwynn to Get His Say

“Tony Gwynn’s multitude of accomplishments, career batting average of .338 and his pioneering use of video earned him the rapt attention of players whenever he talked baseball.” More…

Commentary: Upholding the Legacy of Tony Gwynn

“After a four year battle with salivary gland cancer, San Diego Padres player Tony Gwynn passed on Monday, June 16th.” More…