TPEP – September 9, 2010

Reports and Articles

SECONDHAND SMOKE EXPOSURE ‘STRIKING’ IN THE U.S. CNN, September 7, 2010                                                                                                                                  More than half of U.S. children between ages 3 and 11 show signs in their blood of exposure to secondhand smoke, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which examined blood samples from more than 1,300 children.

CIGARETTE SMOKING: 46 MILLION AMERICAN JUNKIES STILL PUFFING CBS News, September 8, 2010                                                                                     If you want to stop Americans from smoking cigarettes, it seems you are going to have to rip them from their cold dead hands. According to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of American cigarette smokers is holding steady at 21 percent. More alarmingly, teen smoking has also failed to decline. One in five teens is lighting up.

FDA acts against 5 electronic cigarette distributors September 9 2010 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued warning letters to five electronic cigarette distributors for various violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act including unsubstantiated claims and poor manufacturing practices.

Smoking Cessation Delayed for Some: Are “Quitters” Too Quick to Give Up? CBS News, September 9, 2010                                                                                                             Many smokers who fail to quit, but keep trying, eventually succeed, according to a new study by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University.

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