Smoking

FDA News: Statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. to support the development of novel nicotine replacement drug therapies to help smokers stop smoking

SILVER SPRING, MD – As a public health agency, there is no greater impact we can have to improve the health of our nation than to significantly reduce the rate of tobacco-related disease and death.  Through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s comprehensive framework for regulating nicotine and tobacco, we’re developing policies that support the … Continue reading FDA News: Statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. to support the development of novel nicotine replacement drug therapies to help smokers stop smoking

NEW YORK  | Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

NEW YORK  — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and the new figures … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Oregon Will Be Third State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON/July 7, 2017 (STL.News) – The Oregon Legislature has taken bold action to protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill Thursday, and Gov. Kate Brown … Continue reading Oregon Will Be Third State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21