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CDC: 1 in 4 U.S. adults use tobacco

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Despite decades of declining cigarette use, one in four U.S. adults still use a tobacco product at least occasionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Cigarettes remain the most popular overall, but hookah and e-cigarette use was most common among 18- to 24-year-olds. It […]

Americans in condos, apartments more likely to use tobacco

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans living in multiunit housing are more likely to use tobacco products than those living in single-family dwellings, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC investigators analyzed National Adult Tobacco Use Survey responses from 66,363 participants interviewed between 2013 and […]

FDA rules may be adding law and order to e-cigarettes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Until recently, the sale of e-cigarettes was like the Wild West, with almost no regulations for what ingredients they contained or how old you had to be to buy them.

But new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are adding some semblance of law […]

FDA issues regulations for e-cigarettes, other tobacco products

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released new rules that extend its regulatory authority to electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.

More than two years in the making, the new requirements prohibit the sale of these newly regulated tobacco products to Americans […]

Push to raise age for tobacco sales gains momentum

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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It’s an issue lighting up legislative bodies across the country this year: Raising the minimum age to sell tobacco products.

Legislation to increase the purchase age to 21 has been introduced in more than a dozen states and in Congress since the […]

The search for how smoking leaves its genetic mark

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Smoking wreaks havoc on almost every organ in the body. It’s a well-known risk factor for heart disease and […]

December 17th, 2015|Categories: Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tobacco marketing outpacing prevention, cessation spending

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The money that the tobacco industry spends on marketing far outpaces the money that states spend on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, according to a new report released Tuesday.

“Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 17 Years Later” reported […]

CVS says its halt in cigarette sales reduced sales at other retailers

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A year after CVS Health Corp. stopped selling cigarettes at its drugstores, cigarette sales dropped across all retailers in 13 states, according to new data.

The study, conducted by CVS’ Health Research Institute, evaluated cigarette pack purchases at drug, food, mass merchandise, dollar, convenience and gas […]

September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |2 Comments

FDA issues warnings to ‘natural’ tobacco makers

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters Thursday to tobacco makers ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd. for labels claiming their cigarettes are “additive-free” or “natural.”

The manufacturers must receive FDA approval to legally sell […]

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

AHA, other leading health groups urge action against U.S. Chamber

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and four other leading health organizations on Wednesday urged members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors to resign unless the chamber stops fighting anti-tobacco measures around the world.

The move follows a recent investigative series in The New York […]

July 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments