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FDA Announces Comprehensive Regulatory Plan to Shift Trajectory of Tobacco-Related Disease, Death

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

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm568923.htm

Agency press release about new approach to regulations about tobacco that calls for striking a balance between regulation and encouraging development of innovative tobacco products less dangerous than cigarettes.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014

Categories: Asian Americans,Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_040.pdf

Statistical report on the general health status of American people from the Pacific Islands including diseases, smoking and alcohol consumption, and physical activity. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports in 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684227.pdf

E cigarettes were added to official U.S. customs records in 2016.  Foreign trade totals for the year showed that e cigarettes imports, mostly from China, amounted to $342 million and E-cigarette devices accounted for another $204 million.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/2016_SGR_Full_Report_non-508.pdf

First Surgeon General’s report that focuses on the use of electronic cigarettes.  Highlights the increasing use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults, assesses what we know about the health effects of using these products, and describes strategies tobacco companies use to recruit young customers.  Also suggests interventions to minimize the harm to youth.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

The Facts on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

Press release which explains what they are, how they work, and what potential dangers exist.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Cancer and Tobacco Use

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2016-11-vitalsigns.pdf

Fact sheet about the strong links between use of tobacco and cancer.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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