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Gateway to Addiction?: A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Targeted Marketing to Youth

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

Explains what E-cigarettes are and how manufacturers appear to be using marketing tactics similar to those used by cigarette manufacturers to sell products to minors.  From the Minority site of the House Energy and Commerce Committee


Global Tobacco Control

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

One in a series of reports reviewing the state of the tobacco industry, efforts to control tobacco use, smokefree laws and regulations, cessation programs, advertising restrictions, and warning labels.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the January-September 2013 National Health Interview Survey

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates for 1997-2012 for comparison.  Measures include persons without health insurance coverage, persons who have a usual place to go for medical care, persons who failed to get needed medical care due to cost, alcohol consumption and smoking, mental distress and so forth. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Electronic Cigarettes

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,European Union,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

Summarizes the evidence on the safety and quality of electronic cigarettes, explores some of the social issues raised, and reviews current United Kingdom and European Union regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Behavioral Health Barometer, Virginia, 2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Virginia Issues


Presents statistics on prevalence and treatment of substance abuse and mental health problems in Virginia.  One of a series of state reports.  See also States in Brief Report for Virginia.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Behavioral Health Barometer, United States, 2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics


Presents a set of substance use and mental health indicators drawn from various federal surveys for an overview of the nation’s behavioral health.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults, United States, 2005-2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Provides the most recent national estimates of smoking among U.S. adults 18 and older and measures progress in smoking cessation against Healthy People 2020 goals.  Finds that 18% of U.S. adults are current smokers.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Reviews the health consequences of smoking and the progress made to reduce the number of smokers in America over the past 50 years.  Also presents new findings on the numerous health effects of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.  Asserts that 20 million Americans have died as a consequence of smoking since the first Surgeon General’s report was released in 1964.  From the Office of the Surgeon General


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