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Accessing Innovation – Tobacco Reporter

Brian King: Leading an Agency Under Scrutiny There are plenty of reservations about the way in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has handled its responsibilities. During a brief speech at the GTNF 2022 in Washington, D.C., the new director of the CTP, Brian King, did little to quell those concerns. He did, however, acknowledge the continuum of risk. “We do have certain products that are lower risk than combustible cigarettes, and that’s an important component of the dialogue,” said King. […]

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Quit Tobacco mobile app launched

Cancer Institute (WIA) has designed a free mobile application, Quit Tobacco, to support persons in their attempts to abstain from the use of tobacco. Health Minister Ma. Subramanian launched the application on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on Tuesday. According to a press release, an estimated 28,64,400 persons, aged 15 and above, use tobacco in some form in Tamil Nadu. Of them, almost 50% are concerned about their tobacco usage. But only 38.9% take active steps to quit, while the rest are unable to take […]

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St. Peter’s Health Partners honors Alliance for Positive Health for its tobacco cessation efforts – Saratogian

ALBANY, N.Y. — St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) recently held an awards ceremony recognizing Alliance for Positive Health’s commitment to improving the health outcomes of the vulnerable populations it serves by addressing nicotine dependence. “As health care providers, we see firsthand the damage that tobacco and nicotine use have on our patients,” said Steven Hanks, M.D., MMM, FACP, FFSMB, chief clinical officer and chief operating officer for SPHP.” Smoking cigarettes harms nearly all the organs in the body and has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and […]

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Tobacco Free Florida promotes smoking cessation

By Gulf Breeze News | on May 19, 2022 The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida dedicated Tobacco Free Florida Week to raising awareness of the connection between tobacco use and improving mental health. “Mental Health Equals Mental Wealth: Overcoming the Influences of Tobacco on the Mind” was May 8-14 as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. Tobacco Free Florida Week is the annual initiative focusing […] Source link

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Battling Tobacco In Ohio | News, Sports, Jobs

State lawmakers say the health of Buckeye State residents is important to them, and in many instances the state is making progress when it comes to fighting poisons such as those found in tobacco products. But on three fronts the American Lung Association says Ohio is failing. The state received F grades on the ALA’s annual assessment in the categories of tobacco prevention and cessation funding, tobacco taxes, and flavored tobacco products. Ohio did receive an A for smoke-free air and a B for access […]

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Africa: Tobacco Harm Reduction in Africa: Has The Revolution Started?

On January 20th, 2022, the virtual Harm Reduction Exchange took place with two panels of discussions that were held around the hot topic of Harm Reduction. The first https://allafrica.com/stories/202201270843.htmladdressed risk reduction in various areas such as cancer, skin bleaching and drug use,whilst the second one addressed more specifically Tobacco Harm Reduction. This event was organized by Integra Africa (Pan-African Brand and Strategy consulting company) in collaboration with Philip Morris International (PMI). During the second panel discussion, Dr KgosiLetlape from South Africa could not have made it clearer. […]

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Bill aims to ban statewide sale of flavored tobacco products

DENVER — A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers has introduced a bill to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products in the state. The bill comes in the wake of an attempt by the city of Denver to make a similar move that passed but was then vetoed by Mayor Michael Hancock. City council was not able to muster the votes to override the veto. In his veto explanation, Hancock said this was more of a statewide issue, since a ban in Denver would still leave the […]

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