August 14, 2015

Smokers of 25 or more cigarettes per day reported 23 pounds of smoking cessation-attributable weight gain, researchers found. 

July 8, 2015

California's aggressive anti-smoking statutes have netted a 13% in real health costs associated with the use of tobacco products. 

July 7, 2015

A CDC poll found that the majority of Americans agree: the decision to risk one's health by choosing to smoke should be restricted to adults over 21. 

July 7, 2015

CVS Health is reportedly withdrawing its membership from the United States Chamber of Commerce over the chamber’s stance on smoking, according to The New York Times.

June 23, 2015

Hawaii has become the first state to raise the minimum age of legal access for tobacco products to 21.

May 27, 2015

Easter Seals is marking May 31 as World No Tobacco Day by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation.

May 18, 2015

Smoking cessation programs are a part of only 37% of corporate wellness programs.

May 13, 2015

Employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs with financial incentives are associated with higher rates of quitting smoking and sustained abstinence, according to a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

March 26, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday launched its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign.

March 18, 2015

The CVS Health Foundation reveals the first four grant recipients in its "Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" grant program.

February 5, 2015

CVS Health Foundation has revealed a $5 million five-year commitment to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to launch its new "Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" grant program.

January 7, 2015

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit, a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing.

 

December 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent only $480 per smoker who quit on account of its 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign,.

December 10, 2014

Cigarette smoking generates as much as $170 billion in annual healthcare spending in the United States, accounting for 8.7% of the total healthcare spend.

November 14, 2014

Almost 23% of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

October 14, 2014

Adults in the United States suffered from approximately 14 million major medical conditions attributable to smoking, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine Monday.

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday shared its commitment to helping smokers quit the habit altogether. 

 

June 25, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign, the agency announced Tuesday.

June 13, 2014

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that teen smoking, drinking and sexual activity have declined.

May 16, 2014

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has presented Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, with its highest honor, the Champion Award, for his company’s leadership in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States.

May 13, 2014

In a move that is squarely in line with CVS Caremark’s continued commitment to healthy living and its bold move to pull tobacco products from its stores, the pharmacy retailer has signed on as the national presenting sponsor of Lung Force, a national public heath initiative to fight lung cancer in women.

February 13, 2014

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that people who struggle with mood problems or addiction can safely quit smoking and that kicking the habit is associated with improved mental health, the university announced earlier this week.

February 5, 2014

In support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers, CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step.

February 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unveiled its first youth tobacco prevention program, “The Real Cost,” which will target at-risk youth ages 12 to 17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.