New campaign shows teens The Real Cost of tobacco use

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The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched a national public education campaign focused on preventing youth tobacco use. The “Real Cost” campaign looks at numerous consequences of tobacco use such as losing teeth, aging prematurely, and the hold addiction takes on your life. The campaign is scheduled to last a full year and future […] Read More >

CVS Announces it Will Stop Selling Tobacco Products

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February 5, 2014 Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – CVS Caremark today set a powerful example for all retailers, especially those involved in health care, by announcing that it will end the sale of tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores throughout the United States. The Campaign […] Read More >

New Surgeon General Report

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For Immediate Release January 22, 2014 SURGEON GENERAL PROJECTS [NUMBER] [STATE] CHILDREN WILL DIE PREMATURELY UNLESS CURRENT SMOKING RATES DROP Figure represents 1 in every 13 U.S. children; 5.6 million children nationwide Approximately 5.6 million American children will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless the current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s […] Read More >

Oregon prohibits smoking in your car if kids are present

By | In The News Several new laws went into effect Jan. 1, 2014 aimed at increasing safety on Oregon roads, but in different ways. One increases the fine for using a handheld mobile device while driving, and the other makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle where children are present. Senate Bill 9 changes Oregon’s traffic offense […] Read More >

E-cigarettes Still Present Health Risks

By | In The News Posted: Monday, December 9, 2013 4:00 pm By Katie Schroeder Rock County Health Educator | 3 comments E-cigarettes or e-cigs, short for electronic nicotine delivery systems, are becoming the “next big thing” in the tobacco world. The main components of an e-cigarette include an electronic vaporization system, rechargeable batteries, electronic controls and cartridges for […] Read More >