Tag Archives: Smoking

Australia’s smoking suburb hotspots: study

Neighbouring Hobart suburbs have garnered an unwanted title for being Australia’s worst localities when it comes to the number of smokers. About 40 per cent of residents in Bridgewater and Gagebrook in Tasmania smoke, data from health policy think tank Mitchell Institute at Victoria University reveals. This compares to the national average adult rate of… Read More »

Viewpoints: Message to Sen. McConnell, Congress: Raising The Smoking Age To 21 Will Save Lives; Shocking Greed, Complicity Fueled Opioid Crisis

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Hill: A New Age For Tobacco — Raising The Age To 21 Is A Smart Move We are encouraged to see that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are getting serious about raising the minimum age to 21 years old to… Read More »

Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

[embedded content] Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. A variety of FDA-approved medications are… Read More »