Jessica Miller | January 31, 2012
While the Palmetto State has made some strides, at local levels, on ordinances banning smoking discount Bond cigarettes in restaurants and bars, we still got all F’s on the American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2012” report, released earlier this month. The report grades states on cigarette tax rates (F), tobacco prevention and control program funding (F), coverage of cessation treatments and services (F) and smoke-free air laws (F). South Carolina was among seven states that made all F’s, while no state received straight A’s.
Jessica Miller | December 8, 2011
In the Concho Valley, the state’s tobacco settlement money goes toward pig lungs, smoking pamphlets and people who go into schools with statistics on the effects of smoking cheap Sovereign cigarettes. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley is the primary source of education, prevention and treatment for drug addictions in the area. State funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs have dropped to the lowest level since 1999, when states first received tobacco settlement money, according to a report issued the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other organizations.
Jessica Miller | September 16, 2011
Real life experience brought today’s tobacco prevention presentation home for the students of Parkersburg South High School. Teaching through experience and their own battles, both men visiting parkersburg south spoke about their own tobacco related diseases after smoking Dunhill cigarettes multiple years.
Jessica Miller | June 23, 2011
New smokeless tobacco products are flashy, somewhat disguised, and may appeal to young people, but tobacco prevention specialists in Montana are hoping to bring awareness before the products are readily available here. Some tobacco products are becoming available in forms that mimic tea bags, breath mints and toothpicks, but they are not yet regulated the same as Pall Mall cigarettes.
Jessica Miller | March 16, 2011
Startling statistics, tragic personal stories and free support don’t always put out cigarettes, but squeezing smokers’ wallets will. Raising taxes on tobacco products like Marlboro cigs and other top smoking brands is the single most effective way to reduce the number of smokers, said Leah Ranney, the associate director for tobacco prevention at UNC Family Medicine Center.