May 28, 2015

Action on Smoking & Health has released a parody in advance of World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

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

A Duke study explores modality behind successful smoking cessation attempts. 

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.

May 11, 2015

Cardinal Health franchisees formally prohibit sales of tobacco and tobacco-related products. .

May 7, 2015

BIC Consumer Products USA, a manufacturer of such items as stationery, lighters and shavers, on Thursday announced that it is launching a series of lighters that take inspiration from Americana. The multi-purpose lighters will feature limited-edition handles in stars and stripes as well as plaid patterns, the company said.

May 5, 2015

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends clinicians direct patients trying to quit the smoking habit toward traditional cessation products. 

April 1, 2015

On the heels of CVS Health’s decision to pull tobacco from its shelves, a sponsored bill that would ban pharmacies statewide from selling tobacco products is facing some headwinds from independent pharmacies, according to a local news report.
 

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.