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Tobacco Use

Delivering on a Promise: CVS Steps Up in the Fight Against Tobacco

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and illness in the U.S. Every year, almost half a million people die from tobacco-caused disease. Reducing access to tobacco is an important first step.

Latest Research on Tobacco Use and Health Care Cost Has Global Implications

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.

World No-Tobacco Day: Tobacco Use Is on the Rise

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

As a global community, we know how detrimental smoking is to health. Why can't we stem the growing trend of smoking among youth and in emerging markets?

France Restores Smoking To National History

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The French have long been synonymous with tobacco use, with national icons like fashion designer Coco Chanel and filmmaker-comedian Jacques Tati usual...

Charlie, South African Smoking Chimp, Dies At Age 52 Despite Habit

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A chimpanzee famous for smoking cigarettes has died at a South African zoo, aged 52. Charlie the chimp started smoking when some visitors to Mangaung ...