Category Archives: tobacco warnings

Will smokers heed the warning on cigarette packaging?

Area health officials have mixed opinions on what impact graphic new warning labels on cigarette packs will have on smokers.tobacco warning

Pictorial warnings on chewing tobacco soon

The Centre will soon notify new pictorial warnings on tobacco products, which will be “harsher” for chewing tobacco, as it has been found more harmful than smoking.

FDA Warns of Health Risks Posed by E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has joined other health experts to warn consumers about potential health risks associated FDAwith electronic cigarettes.

FDA Reveals Graphic Warnings to be placed on Cigarette Packs

Last Month the Food and Drug Administration revealed 36 health warning labels, nine of which will become a part of each cigarette smoking menpack very soon. The images include corpse, diseased lungs and respiratory masks.

FDA announces new graphic cigarette labels

n recent years, federal and state governments have attempted to crack down on public smoking. The FDA recently approved the graphic cigarettes warningaddition of new graphic labels on packs of cigarettes in order to make smokers more aware of the health risks associated with tobacco use.

Missouri study shows racial gap in mortality from heart disease, cancer

An estimated 443,000 deaths in the United States occur each year as a result of cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. These deaths cost the nation approximately $97 billion in lost productivity and $96 billion in health-care costs. During 2000-2004 in Missouri, smoking caused 9,600 deaths, 132,000 years of potential life lost (YPLL), $2.4 billion in productivity losses, and $2.2 billion in smoking-related health-care expenditures annually. To limit the adverse health consequences of tobacco use, states implement comprehensive tobacco control programs that identify disparities among population groups and target those disproportionately affected by tobacco use. This report compares the public health burden of smoking among whites and blacks in Missouri by estimating the number of smoking-attributable deaths and YPLL in these population subgroups during 2003-2007. The findings indicate that the average annual smoking-attributable mortality (SAM) rate in the state was 18% higher for blacks (338 deaths per 100,000) than for whites (286 deaths per 100,000). The relative difference in smoking-attributable mortality rates between blacks and whites was larger for men (28%) than women (11%). For Missouri, these estimates provide an important benchmark for measuring the success of tobacco control programs in decreasing the burden of smoking-related diseases in these populations and reaffirm the need for full implementation of the state’s comprehensive tobacco control program.

Albania Risks Costly Failure in Illegal Tobacco War

A multi-million-euro tax stamp scheme, intended to fight Albania’s illegal tobacco and alcohol trade, could be costly and ultimately ineffective, according to an investigation by Balkan Insight.

Crackdown on teenage smokers

A TOTAL of 15 students under the age of 18 had been caught smoking in public this year and ordered to undergo mandatory treatment at a smoking cessation clinic.

Feds slow to cough up new rules for cigarette warnings

OTTAWA — Tobacco companies can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the delay of Health Canada’s plan to force them to increase the size of health warnings to cover most of the surface of cigarette packages.