TPEP — March 17, 2011

Resources

Take a look at the World Lung Foundation’s new website, http://15000aday.org/

KATU covers a Michigan hospital refusing to hire tobacco users.  Watch the video, then join the conversation about this story over at Smokefree Oregon:  http://www.facebook.com/SmokefreeOregon

Reports & Articles

Second-hand Smoke Linked to Diabetes, Reuters, March 11, 2011  Cigarette smoke is tied to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, both for smokers and the people around them.  The more secondhand smoke people are exposed to, the greater their risk of type 2 diabetes.  Read the full study at Diabetes Care

Teen Use of Menthol Cigarettes on the Rise, The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2011 The use of menthol cigarettes is rising among adolescents and is “very high” among minority youth, according to a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel.

The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee will make a recommendation about whether menthol flavoring should be banned next week.

Draft Chapters of the Menthol Report:

For background information about the menthol report in the news, see: FDA weighs ban on Newports, other menthol cigarettes.

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