All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cigarettes’

CVS To Stop Selling All Tobacco Products

The luxury of being able to purchase your cigarettes, while picking up your prescriptions, will soon come to an end. CVS Caremark made an announcement, on Wednesday, stating that, as of October 1, 2014, they will no longer be selling cigarettes or any other tobacco product at their 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores. The decision to end tobacco sales is monumental, as …

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FDA Reveals New Anti-Smoking Campaign For Teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today revealed a new anti-smoking ad campaign targeted at teens. The ads will be geared toward preventing teens aged 12 to 17 from ever smoking cigarettes. The agency estimates that 10 million teens in that age range have smoked a cigarette or would be open to doing so. The campaign is titled “The …

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“Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes” A Hoax

The internet was set ablaze over the past few days following a report by Abril Uno that Phillip Morris, the largest producer of cigarettes in the world, would be dabbling marijuana. The company would supposedly be releasing marijuana cigarettes, aptly titled Marlboro M. They would be made available for legal purchase through licensed outlets in the state of Colorado, where …

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E-Cigarettes Have Been Banned In New York

On Thursday, the New York City Council voted nearly unanimously to ban the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public places. The ban includes restaurants, bars, parks, and other public areas. E-cigarettes were developed to be an alternative to smoking natural cigarettes. They contain the nicotine, that smokers crave, however they do not omit the odor that comes from a …

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New York City to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Among its 8.3 million residents, 14 per cent of New York City smokes – the average price of a pack costs $11.90, which rakes in about $1.8 billion in tax receipts a year. Last Wednesday night, the New York City Council voted almost unanimously on the “Tobacco 21” bill, which raises the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21; that goes for …

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Tobacco-Buying Age To Be Raised To 21 In NY

New York City will soon become the latest to raise the tobacco-buying age to 21, and smokers are not happy about it. The city council voted to approve the law on Wednesday night, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has 30 days to sign it. 180 days after that, the law will go into affect. The news has people buzzing; many are …

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More Behind FDA Move To Kill Menthol Cigarettes

Menthol cigarettes have been the subject of one rumor after another for years. Due to the popularity of the flavor among African-American men, there was a rumor that Kool menthols were owned by the KKK and intended to curb the black population. That rumor had no more evidence to back it than the fact that the manufacturer chose to use …

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FDA Considers Menthol Cigarette Regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is seeking feedback and proposals on regulating menthol in cigarettes. The agency stated that it is considering several regulatory options, including establishing product standards for menthol content in cigarettes. After 60 days, the agency will consider the feedback to determine what, if any, regulatory action should be taken. “Menthol …

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Camel Crush Cigarette Ads Targeted By Health Groups

Camel brand cigarettes are coming under fire from several health groups for placing ads in magazines marketed for teens. The cigarettes, called Camel Crush, feature a small capsule inside the filter which, when pushed, releases a menthol flavor. The novelty appeal of the new sticks mixed with advertising placed in media targeted towards young people are a bad combo, according …

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Asthma Cases in Children Fall in Wake of Smoke-Free Laws

A new study has shown that hospital admissions for childhood asthma have fallen significantly following the introduction of a smoke-free law in the U.K. The study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, showed a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year after the law was put in place. A law banning smoking in enclosed public spaces …

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Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study

A new study has shown that changes found in smokers’ lungs can linger and affect the outcome of heart surgery even a year after quitting. The study, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, looked at the outcomes of 208 patients who received bypass surgery (CABG). The patients were divided into six groups based on the amount they …

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Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations Shows Analysis

A new analysis conducted at the University of California San Francisco has shown that laws preventing smoking at work and other public places, such as restaurants and bars, result in fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. The researchers found that the laws also reduce health care costs and raise quality of life. “The public, health …

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