Tobacco – January 18, 2013


The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) has developed factsheets for information about how boards of health can use their legal authority to address tobacco control and prevention policies.

The American Lung Association has released an infographic: Rolling the Dice on Tobacco Use

The Center for Tobacco Products recently released the Potential Tobacco Product Violations Report Form. This form will make it easier for anyone to report potential violations of the Tobacco Control Act and related regulations, allowing the FDA to better monitor compliance with the laws, help reduce the health burden of tobacco use on the American public, and protect America’s youth. To learn more about the reporting process and to download the Potential Tobacco Product Violations Report Form, visit the website.

Reports and Articles

State of Tobacco Control 2013
American Lung Association, January 2013
Despite receiving $25.7 billion in tobacco settlement payments and tobacco taxes this year, more than 40 states received an F for not investing even half of what is recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in proven tobacco prevention programs.

NASA Satellite Image Shows Beijing Drowning in a Lake of Smog
The Atlantic, 1/15/13
Breathing the polluted air in Beijing for a month is the equivalent to smoking five cigarettes.

Company Town: State parks are the next battlefield for tobacco bans in Oregon
The Statesman Journal, 1/14/13
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department staffers will begin crafting rules this year. The goal: have tobacco policies adopted by early 2014.

Impact of Tobacco-Related Health Warning Labels across Socioeconomic, Race and Ethnic Groups: Results from a Randomized Web-Based Experiment
PLOS One, 1/14/13
Findings suggest that the greater impact of the pictorial warning label compared to the text-only warning is consistent across diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic populations.

Heavy Smoking May Raise Odds for Lethal Bladder Cancer
HealthDay, 01/14/2013
Heavy smokers are more likely to develop aggressive and deadly bladder cancers than those who smoke less or nonsmokers, new research shows.



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