Tag Archives: Smoking

McConnell, Kaine introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21

Teenage visitors smoking electronic cigarettes at a vape trade fair.  Sergei Konkov | TASS | Getty Images Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine introduced a bill Monday that would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an “epidemic” of teen vaping. The bill covers… Read More »

Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

[embedded content] Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. A variety of FDA-approved medications are… Read More »

Demonisation of smoking and drinking in pregnancy can prevent cessation

The demonisation of women who smoke or drink during pregnancy can lead to them smoking or drinking in secret rather than seeking the support they need to stop, finds a new study by Cardiff University. Participants interviewed for the study reported negative reactions directed towards them when they smoked or drank small amounts of alcohol… Read More »