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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels

HomeNewsObama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels

March 6, 2012   On Monday, the Obama administration appealed a decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon that found the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation requiring tobacco companies to put large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packages and advertising to be unconstitutional. Congress passed the law in 2009 ordering the FDA to adopt the regulation, which requires color warning labels big enough to cover the top 50% of cigarette packs front and back panels, and the top 20% of print advertisements. Last week, Judge Leon ruled that requiring tobacco companies to use the graphic labels, which included images of rotting teeth and diseased lungs, was a violation of their free speech rights under the constitution. On Monday, the Obama administration filed its appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-tobacco-labelstre8241rb-20120305,0,6752486.story

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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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For Many Asian New Yorkers, Smoking Is Still a Way of Life

HomeNewsFor Many Asian New Yorkers, Smoking Is Still a Way of Life

March 2, 2012   On a cool, damp afternoon in Flushing, Queens, Seung Jun stood outside on Main Street on Thursday, a smoker among his peers. He unsheathed a Parliament and took a long drag, as though he were taking in a breath of relief. All around him, other Asian men engaged in the same ritual, on the sidewalks, in doorways and on bicycles. Here, in the heart of the city’s largest Asian community, smoking is still a way of life.  The city’s Asian population has been stubbornly resistant to the otherwise successful efforts by the Bloomberg administration to curb smoking among New Yorkers.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/nyregion/asian-new-yorkers-resist-anti-smoking-efforts.html?_r=2

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Federal Judge Blocks Anti-Smoking Images Required on Tobacco Products

HomeNewsFederal Judge Blocks Anti-Smoking Images Required on Tobacco Products

March 1, 2012   A federal mandate requiring tobacco companies to place graphic images on their products warning of the dangers of smoking was tossed out Wednesday by a judge in Washington, with the judge saying the requirements were a violation of free speech.  The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act passed in 2009 would have required nine alternating graphic health warnings covering half of cigarette packs and 20% of cigarette advertisements. A group of tobacco companies led by R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard had sued, saying the warnings would be cost-prohibitive, and would dominate and damage the packaging and promotion of their brands. The legal question was whether the new labeling was purely factual and accurate in nature or was designed to discourage use of the products. Federal Judge Richard Leon ruled that the graphic warning requirement was a violation of the First Amendment, saying the graphic images “were crafted to evoke a strong emotional response calculated to provoke the viewer to quit or never start smoking.”

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http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/us/tobacco-warnings/?hpt=hp_bn10

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Nicotine Patches Fail Most Pregnant Smokers

HomeNewsNicotine Patches Fail Most Pregnant Smokers

March 1, 2012   Nicotine replacement therapy is widely used to help smokers kick the habit, but new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine raises major doubts about its effectiveness during pregnancy. The largest clinical trial ever to examine the use of nicotine patches in this setting found little evidence that treatment helps pregnant women stop smoking. Adherence to therapy was very low, with fewer than 1 in 10 women still wearing the patches after one month. Most women who smoke are highly motivated to stop when they become pregnant, but many are not successful. Researcher Tim Coleman, MD, of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, says it is clear that standard-dose nicotine replacement therapy is not a useful strategy for helping them achieve their goal. And at this point, it’s not clear if nicotine replacement is totally safe for pregnant women. “These women had high-quality behavioral support, yet most of them only stayed on the treatment for two to four weeks,” Coleman says. “This suggests that either they did not trust that the treatment was safe for their babies or that it wasn’t working for them.”

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http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20120229/nicotine-patches-fail-most-pregnant-smokers

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost

HomeNewsStudy: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost

March 6, 2012   A vaccination campaign to prevent teenagers from taking up smoking would be too expensive to recommend, according to Australian researchers who looked at the costs and benefits of anti-nicotine shots in development. No anti-smoking vaccines are on the market yet, but several have been tested in humans and there is considerable interest developing vaccines to reduce smoking rates and prevent youths from becoming smokers in the first place. Taking into account the effectiveness of the experimental vaccines designed to help smokers quit, researchers concluded that the drugs would need to be cheaper, require fewer doses, and get better results for widespread preventive vaccination of teens to be worthwhile. Lead Researcher Coral Gartner said that based on her results, a smoking vaccination program for teens is unlikely to receive public funding. “Rather than seeking technological fixes like preventive vaccination, we should focus on strategies that have greater potential to discourage smoking uptake and encourage quitting,” she said.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/02/us-anti-smoking-vaccination-idUSTRE8211I720120302

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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How Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

HomeNewsHow Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

February 29, 2012   As of March 21, 2012, all cigarettes manufactured or imported must have the new warnings covering 75% of the package front and back.  Retailers have until June 18, 2012 to sell their old inventory before being required to only sell cigarettes with new warnings. Some packages displaying the new warnings appeared in early March, 2012.

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http://www.smoke-free.ca/warnings/Canada-warnings-on-packages.htm

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study

HomeNewsSmokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study

March 5, 2012   High school students in Miami-Dade County may not be puffing as much, but they’ve turned to chewing and dipping instead. From 2005 to 2010, the number of high school students using smokeless tobacco products shot up 69.2 percent in the county, according to the Florida Department of Health. Meanwhile, the Miami-Dade Department of Health has previously reported that smoking by Florida high school students decreased 43.4 percent from 1998 to 2006.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/smokeless-tobacco-miami-teens-high-school-study_n_1307284.html

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Smoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study

HomeNewsSmoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study

March 2, 2012   Smokers are at higher risk of developing the autoimmune skin condition psoriasis than nonsmokers, a new study finds, possibly because smoking pushes the body’s immune system into overdrive, one expert suggests. The research doesn’t directly prove that smoking causes psoriasis, and the wide majority of smokers would avoid developing the condition even if they faced an increased risk. Still, the findings provide yet another reason for smokers to drop the habit, said study co-author Dr. Abrar Qureshi, an assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. “It behooves us even more to advise individuals who are smoking to quit,” he said, especially because psoriasis itself is linked to higher risks of diabetes and heart attacks.

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http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?Docid=662374&source=govdelivery

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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