Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

Parallels between tobacco and food industries

A former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration who took on big tobacco and restored the FDA to an aggressive tobacco and food industriesadvocate for public health will give a free lecture at ASU on Feb. 24 entitled “Public Health Policy in America: Who Wins, Who Loses.”

New study try to clear the air around e-cigarettes

Two studies published online Tuesday by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine tell consumers more — a little bit more, anyway — about e-cigaretteselectronic cigarettes and their potential to help smokers cut back or quit the habit.

Smoking ban in parks proposed in Boston

Two Boston city councilors are proposing to ban smoking in public parks and beaches, carrying the decadeslong campaign to reducesmoking ban in parks tobacco use to some of the last remaining public spaces where lighting up is still allowed.