Habits Press Release
|05/28/2020 - 14:17||
ANA Advises of Tobaccos Adverse Health Effects and the Link to COVID-19 Ahead of World No Tobacco Day
SILVER SPRING, MD – Today, the American Nurses Association (ANA) , representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses, is calling on everyone to do their part to end tobacco and nicotine use across the country. ANA cautions consumers about tobacco use being directly linked to preventable disease and death , including respiratory illnesses.
|05/26/2020 - 05:44||
World No Tobacco Day 2020: protecting younger generations
Each year around eight million people die from the effects of tobacco consumption World No Tobacco Day was launched by the WHO on 31 May 1987 This year’s campaign is focusing on protecting younger generations.
|05/17/2020 - 11:17||
On No Menthol Sunday, Public Health and Social Justice Organizations Call to End Sale of All Flavored Tobacco
Starting Monday, May 18 th , flavored electronic cigarettes will no longer be for sale in New York State, per legislation that was passed in early April as part of the 2020-2021 state budget.
|05/16/2020 - 17:55||
Smoking increases SARS-CoV-2 receptors in the lung
New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 grabs and uses to enter human cells. The findings, reported May 16, 2020 in the journal Developmental Cell , may explain why smokers appear to be particularly vulnerable to severe infections. The analysis also indicates that the change is reversible, suggesting that quitting smoking might reduce the risk of a severe coronavirus infection.
|05/14/2020 - 19:42||
Public Health Groups Express Dismay After Legislature Proposes Sweeping Changes to TSET Funding
OKLAHOMA CITY ? The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation released the following statement after the Legislature voted Friday to put sweeping changes to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust on the November ballot:
|05/11/2020 - 05:10||
WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19
Tobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year. More than 7 million of these deaths are from direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
|05/07/2020 - 15:49||
Gov. Hogans Veto of Tobacco Tax Bill: Missed $95M Revenue Opportunity for State Amid COVID-19, Says ACS CAN
Nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization expresses strong disappointment over governor’s veto.
|05/05/2020 - 18:53||
Dual E-cigarette and Cigarette Smokers Are Less Successful at Smoking Cessation
New York, NY – May 5, 2020 – In a new study that looks at whether e-cigarettes are helpful in getting poorly motivated smokers to quit, researchers have found that those who smoked both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes were less likely to abstain from smoking than traditional cigarette-only smokers. The study was posted online in the Abstract Issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Abstract #13611. Title: Effect of E-cigarette Use on Smoking Cessation in Low Motivation Smokers.)
|05/04/2020 - 23:37||
Lung Association Reminds Families that Protecting Lung Health Starts at Home
Despite the current pandemic, they felt it was imperative to break their lease and move to a new apartment complex in Santa Fe Springs.
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|04/08/2020 - 17:52||
Anchorage Voters Uphold Strong Smoke-free Protections by Defeating Proposition that Would Have Allowed Smoking inside Marijuana Stores
During Uncertain Times, Anchorage Residents Show Commitment to Protecting People from Secondhand Smoke.
|04/07/2020 - 20:47||
Research Brief: Kids or teen smokers are less likely to kick the habit as adults
A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) and its international partners found that the younger people start smoking, the more likely they are to smoke daily as an adult, even into their 40s, and the harder it will be to quit. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
|04/02/2020 - 12:01||
American Lung Association on COVID-19 and Protecting Lung Health: Quit Smoking and Vaping
While on quarantine, now is the perfect time for proven quit smoking online and phone support from the American Lung Association.
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|04/01/2020 - 15:58||
Effective options for quitting smoking during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
A new Cochrane Special Collection, COVID-19: Effective options for quitting smoking during the pandemic, published today in the Cochrane Library.
|03/31/2020 - 15:22||
In Uncertain Times, Cancer Prevention Advocates Oppose Weakening City Smoke-free Law and Urge Anchorage Voters to Vote No on Prop 11
Anchorage, ALASKA – In the midst of these uncertain and challenging times, Anchorage voters have one week left to make their voices heard in the upcoming local election. Cancer doesn’t stop and neither does the work of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), which is why ACS CAN urges Anchorage voters to vote “no” on local ballot Proposition 11 that would allow smoking inside Anchorage marijuana shops. Ballots are due to official drop boxes or postmarked by 8 p.m.
|03/18/2020 - 09:03||
Tobacco Tax Increase Will Help Protect Marylanders from Rising Toll of Big Tobacco, Says Nations Leading Cancer Organization
Annapolis, Md.—Today, the Maryland Legislature passed HB732, which included line items for increasing state tobacco taxes and earmarked $18.25 million toward tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
|03/17/2020 - 13:48||
FDA requires new health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements
New warnings with color images promote greater public understanding of negative health consequences of smoking.
|03/16/2020 - 12:41||
ACS CAN recognizes life-saving power of tobacco control, asks lawmakers to do their part
March 18 is Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action, ACS CAN Calls on the Legislature to Take Down Tobacco.
|03/16/2020 - 00:50||
State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI) State Laws Restricting Smoking by Location Current State Cigarette Tax Rates Laws that Prevent Stronger Local Tobacco Control Laws Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs Factsheets, Tobacco Policy Reports and Resources State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
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|03/15/2020 - 01:49||
Federal Court Orders FDA to Issue Final Rule Requiring Graphic Cigarette Warnings by
Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Ass
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|03/06/2020 - 08:11||
Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Reduce the Toll of Tobacco on West Virginia, But it Doesnt Go Far Enough
West Virginia Legislature Passed Legislation that will Create a Task Force to Reduce the Toll of Tobacco on West Virginia, but Didn’t Include Funding to Support Tobacco Prevention Programs.
|03/06/2020 - 07:18||
House Bill 864 Takes Dangerous Step Back in Protecting Georgia Youth
ATLANTA, GA – March 5, 2020 – Yesterday, the House Ways & Means Committee passed HB 864, advancing legislation that would reduce tobacco taxes on certain products by half and fail to adequately tax e-cigarettes amidst talks to significantly increase Georgia’s dangerously low tobacco taxes.
|02/28/2020 - 03:42||
Lung Association Commends Congressman Cooper on Championing Bill to Protect the Children of Tennessee
The American Lung Association in Tennessee applauds U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper for his strong support in helping pass H.R. 2339 which will require all flavored tobacco products to be removed from the marketplace.
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|02/26/2020 - 20:43||
Network & Dine: The Etiquette Dinner, presented by Perspectives Corporation
Turns out, all those forks on the left-side of your dinner plate are there for a reason! Attend the Etiquette Dinner event (*FREE 4-course dinner*) to learn how to network during formal receptions, cocktail hours, dinners and interviews-over-meals.
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|02/26/2020 - 18:43||
For Second Consecutive Year, Mintz Member Jen Rubin Named Among San Diegos Most Influential Women
For the second consecutive year, Mintz Member Jennifer B. Rubin has been selected to the San Diego Daily Transcript’s list of the most influential women in San Diego for her impact at Mintz, the legal industry, and the community. Ms. Rubin was featured in a special report published by The Daily Transcript on February 26.
|02/26/2020 - 05:24||
ACS CAN Praises Gov. Murphy for Proposed Cigarette Tax Increase
TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has delivered his budget message which includes a $1.65 per pack cigarette tax increase. This would boost the state tax to $4.35.