The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) released a tobacco-related article in the July-August edition of Public Health Reports. The article, “Estimating the impact of raising prices and eliminating discounts on cigarette smoking prevalence in the United States,” reports on a study that modeled the impact of three cigarette price scenarios on smoking prevalence among youth ages 12–17, young adults ages 18–25 and adults older than 26 by state.

Ten years after the Surgeon General’s report on the dangers of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, no states in the Southeast have a statewide comprehensive smoke-free law, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

A comprehensive smoke-free law is one prohibiting smoking in all private worksites, restaurants and bars.

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) released a tobacco-related article in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease entitled, “Stuck in Neutral: Stalled Progress in Statewide Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws and Cigarette Excise Taxes, United States, 2000–2014.

A study released this week by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University found that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales to age 21.

Researchers reported their findings in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

For World No Tobacco Day, which is Tuesday, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.

Every year, on May 31, the World Health Organization and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

For World No Tobacco Day, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.

A new study reveals that the number of e-cigarette poisonings among children has skyrocketed over the past few years.

Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah and pipe tobacco, among others.

This historic rule helps implement the bi-partisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA to improve public health and protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use through a variety of steps, including restricting the sale of these tobacco products to minors nationwide.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday signed into law a bill raising the legal purchase age for cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 years from 18.

There is a link between exposure to e-cigarette advertisements and the use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the first study to assess the link between exposure to e-cigarette advertising and current e-cigarette use, and it concludes that efforts to reduce youth exposure to advertising are critical to prevent youth from using e-cigarettes as well as other tobacco products.

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