Everglades AHEC - Tobacco Department
5725 Corporate Way, Suite 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone 561.688.9591
Toll Free 1.877.819.2357
Fax 561.688.9592
Email info@eahec.org





Smoking ban reduces heart attacks... (NRHA Rural Roads)

10 Little-known Facts About E-cigarettes
Discovery Health, 2011

A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
Complete Report:
· Executive Summary:
· Factsheet:

Glades Tobacco-Free Partnership meeting minutes
Thursday, December 16, 2010

'Safe' Cigarettes Are as Hazardous as Tobacco, Researchers Demonstrate
Science Daily May 2010

Using the same technique they developed to document the harmful effects of tobacco products, a team of researchers found that cigarettes made without tobacco or nicotine may be more carcinogenic because they actually induce more extensive DNA damage than tobacco products. More...

Current Smoking Report - Statistics from the CDC
September 2010

Click to read the Tobacco Free Press Newsletter from the Tobacco Control Network
October 2010

Oregon AG Squashes Electronic Cigarettes in StateKATU.com (August 9, 2010). Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced agreements Monday, August 9, 2010, with Florida-based Smoking Everywhere Inc. and its president, Elico Taieb, prohibiting the sale and distribution of its electronic cigarettes in Oregon.

Tobacco Marketing that Reaches Kids: Point of Purchase Advertising and Promotions


Secondhand Smoke Seepage into Multi-Unit Affordable Housing.  New publication from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium that looks at the legal, procedural and health aspects for adopting smoke-free policies in public housing.


Perceptions of Smoking Prevalence by Youth in Countries With and Without a Tobacco Advertising BanJournal of Health Communication: International Perspectives (September 2010).  Children's exposure to cigarette advertising leads them to overestimate the prevalence of smoking.

Connecting World Youth with Tobacco Brands: YouTube and the Internet Policy Vacuum on Web 2.0Tobacco Control (Published Online First 25 August 2010).  Pro-tobacco videos have a significant presence on YouTube, consistent with indirect marketing activity by tobacco companies or their proxies.


New Types of Smokeless Tobacco Present Growing Risks for YouthThe Nation’s Health (August 2010).  While such products have yet to catch on in a significant way in the US, public health advocates warn not to underestimate the influence of tobacco marketing, especially in regard to young people.

Analysis - Tobacco floats new products but relies on pricingRueters (August 26, 2010). Focusing on cigarette prices does not prevent tobacco companies from trying to increase sales volume overall, which has led to the appearance of snus in convenience stores and gas stations.

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The NSDUH Report,
April 8, 2010

Cigarette smoking continues to be a leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, costing our Nation approximately $193 billion each year in health care costs and lost productivity.1 Given the substantial health and economic burdens caused by the use of cigarettes, much effort has gone into the development of effective smoking cessation programs, such as medications, counseling, telephone help lines, and self-help groups. However, even with the widespread knowledge of the health consequences of smoking and the availability of cessation support services, many people continue to smoke. Understanding the characteristics of individuals
who are able to stop smoking may be important to policymakers and service providers in making
critical decisions about improving and targeting smoking cessation and outreach efforts. More...


Protecting Kids from Tobacco
March 2010
Every day nearly 4,000 kids under 18 try their first cigarette and 1,000 kids under 18 become daily smokers. Many of these kids will become addicted before they are old enough to understand the risks and will ultimately die too young of tobacco-related diseases. FDA is working to protect the health of America’s children and ultimately reduce the burden of illness and death caused by tobacco use. More...

FDA Moves Forward on Implementation of Tobacco Law,
August 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced an action regarding the
implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The
Agency has officially established the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee
(TPSAC). More...

Individual, Social-Normative, and Policy Predictors of Smoking Cessation: A Multilevel Longitudinal Analysis
Lois Biener, PhD, William L. Hamilton, PhD, Michael Siegel, MD, MPH, and Eileen Sullivan, MEd
American Journal of Public Health - October, 2009

Increasing the rate of successful smoking cessation is one of the most effective public health
strategies for improving the health of the population. More...

Changes in Cigarette Use and Nicotine Dependence in the United States: Evidence from the 2001–2002...
Renee D. Goodwin, PhD, MPH, Katherine M. Keyes, MPH, and Deborah S. Hasin, PhD
January 2009 American Journal of Public Health

Cigarette use is the leading preventable cause of death among adults in the United States.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarettes are responsible for
approximately 440000 deaths annually. Since 1964, when the first surgeon general’s
report on smoking and health was released, awareness concerning the harmful effects of
cigarette use has risen, and in recent years, there has been evidence of a decline in cigarette
use. In 2003, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported that the frequency
of smoking among adults had declined from 25% in 1990 to 23% in 2000 and 22.5% in 2002. Recent studies indicate that this effect may have reached a plateau between 2004
and 2006. More...

Deadly in Pink: Big Tobacco Steps Up Its Targeting of Women and Girls
February 2009

The tobacco industry has a long history of developing cigarette brands and marketing campaigns that target women and girls, with devastating consequences for women’s health. In the last two years, the industry has significantly stepped up these efforts, threatening to lure a new generation of girls into a lifetime of smoking. The nation’s two largest tobacco companies –
Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds – have launched new marketing campaigns that depict cigarette smoking as feminine and fashionable to counter the growing public consensus that smoking is socially unacceptable and unhealthy. More...

Health News: Widow of Chain-Smoker Gets $8 Million (AOL.com)
February 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Feb. 19) - While one Florida jury neared its decision that Philip Morris must pay a smoker’s widow $8 million in damages, another panel was being selected in the same courtroom for the next tobacco case before the same judge. More...

ASHP Therapeutic Position Statement on the Cessation of Tobacco Use
by Karen Suchanek Hudmon and Robin L. Corell

The American Society of Health- System Pharmacists (ASHP) discourages all use of tobacco products and supports evidence-based tobacco control policies and activities that reduce the prevalence of tobacco use. ASHP strongly encourages health care providers to take an active role
in promoting the health of their patients by systematically integrating into routine patient care (a) the identification of tobacco users and (b) the delivery of evidence-based tobacco-cessation interventions. ASHP recommends behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for cessation, advocates their use for all patients attempting to quit smoking (except when medically contraindicated or in
specific populations for which there is insufficient evidence of effectiveness), and advises that these therapeutic interventions be reimbursed under health insurance plans. More...

Smart Money
Deal of the Day by Kelli B. Grant
Get Rich: Quit Smoking
January 2007

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for reasons to quit smoking, we've got $5,977 of 'em. That is, $5,977 in savings each year. And we're not just talking about the annual cost of cigarettes to fuel that pack-a-day habit, which at an average cost of $4.36 per pack will set you back $1,591.40 annually. We calculated other ways you'll save — most likely in areas you never thought about. (How much you specifically will save will obviously depend on your situation.) More..




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