Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 21:24 EDT

Latest Tobacco packaging warning messages Stories

2011-01-18 14:39:21

Contribution of smoking-related and alcohol-related deaths to the gender gap in mortality: evidence from 30 European countries Smoking accounts for up to 60% of the gender gap in death rates across Europe, and kills twice as many men as alcohol, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The reasons why women have been outliving men in developed European countries since the mid to late 18th century, in some cases, have been hotly contested. The gender gap in death rates has...

db1fb9e5af9078f87a17adf4fe0f419d1
2011-01-17 06:30:00

Researchers report in a new study released Saturday that the first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer. "The effect is so fast that it's equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream," according to findings described by researchers as a "stark warning" to those who smoke. The study, which appears in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, issued by the American Chemical Society, is the first to track how substances in...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, millions of Floridians attempt to quit smoking. As 2010 comes to a close and Florida smokers consider making their 2011 New Year's resolutions, the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida can help them quit for good with free support through phone, web and in-person quit smoking resources. On the heels of the groundbreaking U.S. Surgeon General's report released December 9, it is more important than ever before...

2010-12-09 14:40:00

45 Years After First Report -- If Not Now, When? WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear -- there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin for bringing together the best science and reporting to the nation that damage from exposure to toxic tobacco smoke is immediate and a cause of death for 440,000...

2010-12-09 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO of Legacy on the U.S. Surgeon General's Report: The public health community has long contended that cigarettes are the only products that can kill you when used as directed. Today, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin released A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease, confirming the toxic effect that tobacco products have on the 46 million...

2010-11-17 13:23:00

Quit Resources, Tips Available at DeterminedToQuit.com HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health offers support to help Pennsylvania smokers give up tobacco during the 35(th) annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18, an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. "Pennsylvania has made great strides in reducing tobacco use in adults with rates showing a nearly five percent decrease since 2003," said acting Secretary of Health Michael Huff....

2010-11-17 09:00:00

Campaign will highlight nation's deadliest form of cancer TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco Free Florida is re-launching its campaign in the month of November to coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness Month and to highlight the impact of lung cancer on society. An estimated 222,250 lung cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year and cigarette smoking is the main contributor to developing lung cancer.(1) In Florida alone, more...

c9391abf973035431d001760196474ce1
2010-11-11 06:00:00

Corpses, bald cancer patients, diseased lungs and teeth are among the many images the federal government is proposing for larger, more graphic warning labels that would cover half of each pack of cigarettes sold in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the proposed regulations on Wednesday, which call for "bolder health warnings" on cigarette packages and tobacco advertisements. "Every day, almost 4,000 youth try a cigarette for the first time and...

2010-11-10 17:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our national strategy to end tobacco addiction has stalled, putting the nation's health and economic well-being at risk," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group, and author of The Latina Guide to Health. "Today's announcement will help tell the truth about tobacco with stronger and more graphic warnings on cigarette packs and in...

2010-11-10 12:48:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy applauds HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its bold new effort announced today to dramatically reduce the number of American lives lost annually to tobacco-related disease. Still the number one preventable cause of death, tobacco continues to claim more than 400,000 lives each year in the United States....