In the Spotlight:
Flood of Tobacco News Kicks Off October
Youth Favor Flavored Tobacco
New research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that of past-30 day tobacco users in middle and high school, 70% reported using at least one flavored tobacco product. The study also provided new data on frequency of tobacco use and dual tobacco use.
Senators Propose Bill to Raise National Tobacco Sales Age to 21
The Tobacco to 21 Act was introduced by 10 Democrat senators on Wednesday, September 30. According to the bill’s sponsor, the goal is to cut the number of new smokers ever year, build a healthier and tobacco free America, and to save lives. The bills faces steep challenges in Congress.
Research Suggests Lower Nicotine Levels Help Smokers Quit
A new study from UW-CTRI reports that smokers are more likely to quit if the amount of nicotine in their cigarettes is reduced. In the study, longtime smokers saw their nicotine dependence drop by as much as 20% after being assigned to smoke cigarettes with 15% of the nicotine regularly found in cigarette.