Tobacco – October 12, 2012

Resources

This year, the American Cancer Society will mark the 37th Great American Smokeout, where smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

Reports and Articles

National Media Collaboration, A Gay Editor’s Journey to  Become Smoke-Free…
The Network for LGBT Health Equity, 10/10/12
We are in an era where there is too little LGBT Media coverage of tobacco control efforts, a definite lack of LGBT Educational opportunities about our disparity, and a clear need of education around smart cessation options to help our communities break the nicotine addiction

Feds Seek Full Court Review of Cigarette Warnings
Associated Press, 10/9/12
The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a Food and Drug Administration requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people.

Changes Hit Tobacco as OTP Moves Into Spotlight
Convenience Store News, 10/8/12
There was a time when any convenience store tobacco discussion would center exclusively on cigarettes, but as they say, times they are a changing.

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