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 24, 2015

An Australian study found that two-thirds of smokers will die from their habit, which is significantly up from the prevailing theory that half of all smokers die from their habit. 

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.

February 5, 2015

On the one-year anniversary of its decision to stop tobacco sales, CVS Health released new data showing that its messages about the importance of quitting smoking for good is resonating.

January 12, 2015

In a first-of-its-kind randomized clinical trial, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and collaborators have shown the benefits of a personalized approach to smoking treatment, based on how quickly smokers break down nicotine in their bodies.

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 20, 2014

CVS Health announced on Thursday that the company and its foundation has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco cessation and prevention programs.

November 19, 2014

Reynolds American on Thursday will be sharing information on the national launch of Zonnic, a smoking cessation gum marketed by the company's subsidiary Niconovum USA.

November 17, 2014

People being treated for COPD in the hospital who received nutrition treatment had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs and chances of returning to the hospital within 30 days. 

November 14, 2014

BIC — a producer of stationery products, lighters and shavers — announced the launch of a new special edition lighter series, which feature designs from AMC's popular show, "The Walking Dead." 

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 17, 2014
Canadian pharmacy retailers are up in arms in British Columbia, threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of BC if the group attempts to block tobacco sales in their stores. It's a juxtaposition between advocating for health in all parts of the pharmacy and being responsible to the shareholders of the company. 
 
To sell or not to sell? That has become the question in both Canada and the United States. 
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.

October 8, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim on Wednesday announced that its Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray in 5-mcg dosage strength is now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States. 

October 7, 2014

Now in over 100,000 retail locations nationwide, blu eCigs has innovated the electronic cigarette industry in the United States. As an alternative to traditional cigarettes, blu e-cigarettes have no tobacco smoke, smell, or ash. The best-selling e-cigarette brand in the country, blu has distinguished itself by becoming THE standard by which both consumers and retailers measure product quality, innovation, and value.

October 7, 2014

Following CVS Health’s bold move to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores, president and CEO Larry Merlo, joined public health advocates and researchers on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on tobacco sales and marketing at retail stores.

September 4, 2014

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

 

September 3, 2014

CVS Caremark announced today that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader healthcare commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.

September 3, 2014

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing announced that it would be hosting the second-annual E-Cigarettes, Vapor and E-Cigars event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas from Feb. 10-12.

August 1, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and/or in patients with emphysema that are experiencing airflow obstruction, the agency announced.

July 15, 2014

A subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group announced that it will acquire a portfolio of products from Reynolds American, which includes such U.S. cigarette brands as Winston, Kool and Salem, as well as the e-cigarette brand blu.