New Tobacco Product Regulations

Finally, after years of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has debate taken authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, small cigars, hookah, and pipe tobacco. The sales of all these products, including cigarettes, will be banned to those under 18 years beginning in 90 days. Manufacturers must now comply with FDA rules on…

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The Sneaky New Tobacco

Cigarette smoking in the US has declined by 33% in the last decade, but hookah smoking is on the rise, especially amongst educated young adults and high school seniors. Many believe the ancient communal water pipe tobacco ritual is safe but  hookah smoking is linked to cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease.

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Bravo for the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009

There are few threats more dangerous to the health of the public than tobacco! Each year more that 435,000 Americans die of tobacco related illnesses--mostly heart, vascular, and lung disease. Use of these products is also associated with significant health problems that diminish quality of life. The total annual cost of tobacco related problems in…

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