Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

WHO Worldwide Tobacco Facts

— The World Health Organization describes the tobacco epidemic as “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.”

Study Documents Toll Of Smoke Inhalation Injuries

A study of burn patients has found that those who suffered the most severe smoke inhalation also had more inflammation and spent more time on ventilators and in intensive care.

Secondhand Smoke, Pregnant Women, And Scary Health Claims

While few people argue against the negative effects of smoking on health, the jury is still out regarding the long-term damage that can be inflicted by secondhand smoke. To be sure, there are plenty of news releases suggesting that thousands of cancers and other serious diseases can be attributed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). However, nearly all of these claims are based on statistical modeling, rather than hard data on actual patients.

Tobacco Control Network

The Tobacco Control Network (TCN) is comprised of the tobacco control program managers and additional staff from each state, territory, and D.C. This wide representation allows the Network to access a wealth of expertise and experience from across the country.