Tobacco News- July 10, 2014

Wausau to Host Participant in CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers Campaign

“Marathon County Health Department will host a press conference to roll out the Center for Disease Control’s 2014 Tips From Former Smoker’s Ad Campaign.” Read full press release (PDF)

Comment Period for FDA Deeming Extended 30 Days

The FDA recently announced that they have extended the comment period for their deeming rule by 30 days.  The new deadline to submit comment on the rule is August 8, 2014. Comments can be submitted to the FDA at this link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FDA-2014-N-0189.

New Report Details How Tobacco Companies Have Made Cigarettes More Addictive, More Attractive to Kids and More Deadly

“Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly, according to a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.” More…

Quit-Smoking Drug Works Best When Combined With Nicotine Patch

“A new study finds smokers who use the prescription drug varenicline together with nicotine patches are more successful in giving up cigarettes for up to six months, compared with those who use the drug alone.” More…

E-Cigarette Researchers Count Puffs, Scour Facebook to Assess Risks

One team of researchers assessing the risks of electronic cigarettes is counting the puffs taken by volunteer ‘vapers.’ ” More…

E-Cigarette Bans Instituted in Growing Number of School Districts

“School districts around the country are implementing e-cigarette bans as part of their tobacco policies, according to USA Today.” More…