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November 2010 Tobacco Control in the News

Evoking Fear will Help Smokers Quit

November 23, 2010 - A new study suggest that the new graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging will help smokers quit.  Read more.

Are Graphic Pictures Enough?

November 23, 2010 - The Department of Health and Human Services released thirty six images, accompanied by text November 10th, 2010 as part of latest initiative to cut tobacco use. The Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act calls for nine larger text warnings statements and color graphic images depicting the negative consequences of smoking on cigarette packets by 2012.  Read more.

Quitting Smoking Raises “Good” Cholesterol Levels

November 19, 2010 - A recent study of nearly 1,000 people suggests that smokers who quit may improve their levels of HDL cholesterol within one year.  Read more.

Community Pharmacies Could be Effective for Smoking Cessation Promotion

November 19, 2010 - Recent studies evaluating tobacco cessation practices in community pharmacies concluded that pharmacists have the necessary training to screen and identify patients using tobacco for cessation counseling.  Read more.

Insurers Pay Now, Save Later With Quit-Smoking Rules: Insight

November 18, 2010 - According to a recent analysis by Bloomberg Government, insurers who pay for tobacco cessation treatments will save money after three years. The Department of Health and Human Services announced in July the cessation treatment insurance requirements that were outlined in the Affordable Care Act. The rule, which included many requirements, took effect in September 2010.  Among its many requirements the law prohibits cost-sharing, such as co-payments or deductibles, for stop-smoking benefits.  Read more.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Guideline in Spanish

November 17, 2010 - The Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Guideline had been released in Spanish, making this release the first of its kind. This is the first time that the entire publication has been translated into Spanish, whereas in the past only summaries of the guideline have been translated. Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica provided guidance and leadership for the U.S.  Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel throughout the project.  Read more.

California Puts Limit on E-Cigarette Marketing

November 16, 2010 - A consent agreement has been reached between California officials and Smoking Everywhere, a distributor of e-cigarettes. The agreement was reached after a lawsuit was filed by the state of California against the company.  Read more.

The Role of Mentholated Cigarette Smoking in Smoking Behaviors in U.S. Populations

November 15, 2010 - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND), funded by the NCI and Legacy, are pleased to announce the release of The Role of Mentholated Cigarette Smoking in Smoking Behaviors in United States Populations, a special supplemental issue to the journal Addiction.  Read more.

ACS’s Annual Great American Smokeout

November 15, 2010 - The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Great American Smokeout is coming up on November 18. The Smokeout started in California in 1976 and continues through today to raise awareness of tobacco use harms and push smokers to quit smoking.  Read more.

22nd Century Awarded Grant for Smoking Cessation Aid

November 12, 2010 - The U.S Government recently awarded 22nd Century Limited, LLC with $224,000 in grant money as part of the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project program. The grant is to be used to support clinical trials for the company’s new tobacco cessation prescription product candidate, called X-22. This product is a smoking cessation kit with very low nicotine (VLN) cigarettes designed to help wane smokers off of nicotine.  Read more.

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