According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 20% of high school students smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products. The FDA also reports that 80% of adults who smoke started before they were 18 years old. As part of the FDAs strategy of protecting the health of youth, compliance checks amongst tobacco retailers are done to determine whether or … [Read more...] about Retailers Selling Tobacco Products to Underage Users Receive Warning Letter
Video of a study of smoking statistics in India. Shocking to learn how many individuals, actually one in twenty, will die from tobacco addiction. Smoking one to seven cigarettes a day takes years of your life. India has ten times more deaths than in more developed countries. The only strategy to change this situation is to get smokers to stop, however tobacco control … [Read more...] about One Million Deaths by Tobacco in India!
NEW YORK -- WHO today released new data concerning tobacco control. The data show that while progress has been made, not a single country fully implements all key tobacco control measures, and outlined an approach that governments can adopt to prevent tens of millions of premature deaths by the middle of this century. In a new report which presents the first comprehensive … [Read more...] about New Report on Global Tobacco Control Efforts
Once among the nation's leaders for anti-smoking campaigns for youth and teens, Mississippi now ranks 27th among states that spend money on tobacco prevention, a new report says. The report released Wednesday also found that tobacco companies spend $183 million a year on marketing in Mississippi, almost 23 times the state funding for tobacco prevention. State Health … [Read more...] about Mississippi is 27th for Anti-Tobacco Money