Tobacco Prevention News
Significant news and research influencing tobacco prevention and control strategy
April 24, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has made available new tools to make the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act easier to access, understand, search, and use. FDA will host a webinar about the searchable Tobacco Control Act on Wednesday, April 25, at 1 PM EST for a live demo and to learn more about the Searchable Tobacco Control Act.
April 5, 2012
Tips from Former Smokers Campaign (CDC)
The CDC recently launched a tobacco education campaign called Tips from Former Smokers. This campaign features real people who suffer from illnesses related to tobacco use, such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, asthma, and more. The purpose of the campaign is to educate the public about the harmful effects of tobacco use and to encourage smokers to quit. Ads are currently running across the country on TV, radio, billboards, magazines, social media, etc. Learn more about the campaign and resources available to public health professionals to support the campaign's messages here.
New Report on Teen Smoking (DH&HS)
On March 8, Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin released the report, Prevention Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults. The report discusses what influences youth to use tobacco, the health consequences of tobacco use, and the scope of the problem. The surgeon general also presented a guide to addressing tobacco use among young people,Preventing Tobacco use among Youth and Youth Adults: We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free. (PDF: 977KB / 20 pages)