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Tobacco Control

Dr. Brundtland's Impact on Global Health; We Must Stay the Course

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

I recently co-authored a piece in the journal Public Health about my esteemed colleague, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director-General of the Wor...

End the Tobacco Epidemic: Enough is Enough -- Together, We Can Save Half a Million Lives Every Year

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Without stronger laws to protect people, the door is left wide open for the tobacco industry to take advantage. Cigarette manufacturers have bought companies that make e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products to grow their empire, increase profits and maintain power over our youth.

Big Tobacco, Stay Away From Our Schools!

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

We hope other cities will take notice and adopt similar legislation to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco without delay. Together we can keep more children from ever lighting up, which in turn will help them grow into healthier young adults.

America's Mental Hospitals: Where Smoking Buys You Sunshine

Melody Moezzi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

While I've never been convicted of a crime, I have spent my fair share of time in private mental hospitals, wherein I've witnessed what may well be our nation's last great bastion of tobacco, tar and nicotine.

Good Program Management Helps Smokers Quit

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Stephan Rabimov

Reducing a personal tobacco addiction requires daily management of the habit and a strong support system; similarly, the human resources development and health systems strengthening are necessary to help to combat the global tobacco epidemic.

Jason Cherkis

Up In Smoke: Romney Spiked Massachusetts' Model Anti-Smoking Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the mid 1980s, Massachusetts Department of Public Health official Gregory Connolly began a seemingly hopeless campaign to end smoking...

More State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs? Don't Believe the Hype.

Audrey Silk | Posted 05.05.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

There was once a time where government involvement over smoking meant warning people that they were assuming a health risk and offering advice or services to those who wanted it. No one had a problem with that. Then it got ugly.

David Kessler, Former FDA Commissioner, On Tobacco: 'It Was A Battle Royal'

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 15 years have passed since David Kessler first worked to regulate the tobacco industry as a Food and Drug Administration co...