Before accepting the claim that e-cigarettes are a useful “harm reduction” for smokers, and useful as smoking cessation devices it is necessary to examine the evidence.
A recent longitudinal study published in JAMA reported that e-cigarette users had no difference in odds of quitting at a year than other smokers (odds ratio 0.71, P=0.35).
Do e-cigarette users smoke less than those who do not “vape”? This study found no difference in cigarettes smoked.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is asking all pharmacies and retailers in the business of wellness to put their customers’ health ahead of profits from tobacco. Join us.
Sign APHA’s petition: No tobacco sales in stores with pharmacies and clinics
Please add your voice to the growing number of people and organizations working to stop the epidemic of tobacco. Sign APHA’s petition and share it with family and friends.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a national public education campaign to prevent youth tobacco use and reduce the number of kids ages 12 to 17 who become regular smokers. “The Real Cost” campaign is the FDA’s first of several planned tobacco education campaigns using the new authority granted under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2009.
For more information:
- Consumer Update: FDA to Teens: Consider ‘Real Cost’ of Tobacco Use
- FDA Voice Blog: FDA Public Education Campaign Aims to Prevent and Reduce Youth Tobacco Use
CVS did the right thing. Now let’s help the American Lung Association. Take action and ask retailers to stop selling tobacco
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As the delivery of health care evolves with an emphasis on better health outcomes, reducing chronic disease and controlling costs, CVS Caremark is playing an expanded role through our 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners. By removing tobacco products from our retail shelves, we will better serve our patients, clients and health care providers while positioning CVS Caremark for future growth as a health care company. . . . Tobacco products have no place in a setting where health care is delivered. This is the right thing to do.
Please join us to take action against Big Tobacco.
Thank you for caring about people’s health and wellbeing. We nurses can lead the fight against deadly tobacco products, raise awareness, and help people to quit.
We are a group of nurse activists who work to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry and its contribution to the preventable epidemic of tobacco-caused disease and death. The tobacco industry spends more than $1 million an HOUR to suggest that cigarette smoking is cool, glamorous, and fun. In contrast, we bear witness each day to the suffering and devastation wreaked by tobacco on our patients and their loved ones. It is not socially responsible for the tobacco industry to continue active marketing and promotion of these deadly products.
If you agree join us to take action against Big Tobacco.