Posted by: prevention2 | February 14, 2011

To cure heart disease, medical community must target prevention

“Heart disease treatment cost might triple by 2030.”

Accustomed to reading health stories in The News about promising medications and advances in diagnostic and therapeutic technology resulting from research at our universities and medical centers, I was struck by this sobering headline in the Jan. 27 edition. Highlighting the urgent need to curb the unhealthy behaviors that cause heart disease, the story quoted an American Heart Association spokeswoman as calling for “early intervention and evidence-based public policies.”

Posted by: prevention2 | February 10, 2011

Big Tobacco Stalls Statements in Federal Lawsuit

As part of an ongoing lawsuit, the U.S. Department of Justice wants tobacco companies to issue public statements written by the department about the dangers of tobacco, but the companies in the suit want to edit them before they are filed, the Associated Press (AP) reported Feb. 4.

(Mineola, N.Y.) – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the filing of lawsuits against six web site operators that illegally sold cigarettes to New York State residents, part of a disturbing trend that provides teens easy access to tobacco, and encourages a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in state revenues.

Posted by: prevention2 | January 24, 2011

Smoking at Spanish Restaurants, bars banned

Madrid, Spain (CNN) — A law in Spain that went into effect Sunday has banned smoking in indoor bars and restaurants, giving the nation some of the toughest smoking restrictions in western Europe.

Posted by: prevention2 | January 18, 2011

Lorillard Fights to Snuff Menthol Ban

Lorillard Inc., maker of the U.S.’s leading menthol cigarette brand, is engaged in a fierce battle to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from banning a product that accounts for roughly 90% of its sales.
Among the company’s tactics: buying up a host of menthol-bashing Internet domain names, including

Posted by: prevention2 | January 12, 2011

2010: The best year for tobacco control

Public health campaigners are often critical of governments. We argue that not enough is being done. We worry about the magnitude of the problems we face, the direct and indirect opposition, the slow pace of action, and the reluctance of politicians to give prevention the priority it merits.

Posted by: prevention2 | January 6, 2011

FDA Launches Review of Tobacco Products

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco products introduced or altered since February 2007 must be reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration if they are to remain on the market, the agency announced Wednesday.

Posted by: prevention2 | January 5, 2011

Camel Dissovable Tobacco Products Pulled from Test Markets

The R.J. Reynolds tobacco company is taking its dissolvable tobacco products off the shelves in its American test markets, according to a Dec. 17 email from the Ohio-based Drug Free Action Alliance.

Washington, D.C. – It is troubling news for the nation’s health that the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey released today shows that smoking rates have stopped declining and may have ticked up slightly among 8th and 10th graders, while youth smokeless tobacco use has increased significantly in recent years. These results come as states have slashed funding for tobacco prevention programs while the tobacco industry continues to aggressively market its deadly and addictive products.

Posted by: prevention2 | December 16, 2010

Five Holiday Resolutions for Cancer Prevention Strategies

The holiday season is an ideal time to resolve to live a healthier lifestyle, including adopting habits that may help prevent cancer, according to researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

Instead of indiscriminately stuffing yourself with everything on the holiday table and then snoozing on the couch, there are healthier choices for a happy holiday season. Here are five suggestions that may improve your family’s health and reduce the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis in the future.

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