Tobacco News- January 17, 2014

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak: The Past, Present and Future of Tobacco

“Imagine a world in which more than half of all adults smoked. Worse, imagine a world in which you were constantly forced to breathe in the proven-deadly chemicals released by tobacco products.” More…

Surgeon General’s Smoking Report Marks 50th Anniversary

“January 11, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s report on Smoking and Health. The 1964 report was the first comprehensive compilation of research linking cigarette smoking to severe adverse health effects.” More…

Job Opening – Youth Activism Manager

“The program development (PD) department works collaboratively with external community and national stakeholders, and interdepartmentally, to advance community-specific tobacco-related health equity issues.” View Job Listing…

Study says cigarettes have been delivering more nicotine

“As public health officials mark the 50th anniversary of the first US Surgeon General’s report warning about the health hazards of smoking, some have pointed out that although we’ve come a long way in reversing our nation’s addiction to nicotine, we still have a long way to go.” More…

Employers Debate Whether to Allow E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

“Companies are struggling with the question of whether to allow employees to use e-cigarettes in the workplace, according to The Wall Street Journal. ” More…

Chicago to Ban Indoor E-Cigarette Smoking

“Electronic cigarette smokers are a step closer to having to stand next to regular cigarette smokers outside Chicago restaurants, bars and other buildings.” More…

Tobacco Companies, Government Agree on Statements About Dangers of Smoking

“Tobacco companies and the federal government reached an agreement on publishing statements about the dangers of smoking, the Associated Press reports.” More…