Items of Interest
Most recent research has determined that although the majority of the population has quit smoking, many parts of the country that are low-income have not.
In Salisbury Maryland, there has been a legislation passed that bans smoking and vaping in all Salisbury parks, playgrounds, and other public places as well. Not only is there a ban being put in place, but there is also a strict enforcement of fines for those who do not follow the ban.
On Friday, July 28, 2017, the FDA announced that it intends to pursue regulations to significantly lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to reduce their addictive properties. These policy measures would likely lower the burden of tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent millions of teens and young adults from becomming addicted.
The Truth Initiative is launching its new Tobacco-Free College Program, which offers 17-month grants for up to $20,000 to communit
The Washington Post recently published an article titled "America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t" on tobacco use disparities among the poor. Although the national smoking rate is at about 15%, the smoking rate among individuals with a high school diploma is 40%.