FDA Announces Plans for Proposed Rule to Reduce Addictiveness of Cigarettes and Other Combusted Tobacco Products

This is massive news from the FDA and would have extraordinary, positive effects on public health and tobacco dependence. We are at least a few years away from any rule, but the move is very welcomed and we are excited to see the end product. We have pasted the full FDA release below:   For […]

KFYR-TV: ND’s ‘It’s Quitting Time’ campaign urges smokers to set a quit date

This story was published by KFYRTV in Bismarck about our third annual Quit Week. Quit Week is a statewide media campaign to raise awareness about quitting tobacco and the resources available to help them do it. We also thank Bismarck Burleigh Public Health for helping spread the message and all of our local public health […]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Menthol cigarettes killed members of my family. The FDA’s proposed ban won’t bring them back, but it will save lives.

This is a piece printed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and written by Kayla McPike, a rising junior at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Ambassador. McPike describes the personal toll of menthol cigarettes and the effect on her family. To read her piece, click here.

New Study Shows Cost of Vaping on US Healthcare

A new, first of its kind study is showing the damage vaping products have on US healthcare expenditures. According to the study, all adult e-cigarette use lead to higher healthcare usage and costs: $15 billion nationally and $2,024 per user. $1.3 billion of this total was attributed to exclusive e-product usage.   To read the […]

WHO: Tobacco Poisoning Our Planet

This article was published by the World Health Organization (WHO) detailing the damage tobacco production and pollution does to the environment. To read the report, click on the link below. Tobacco: Poisoning Our Planet WHO Report