Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
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Madison, WI 53704
Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of death, killing 443,000 Americans every year and costing $193 billion in annual direct medical costs and lost productivity. The amount states spend on tobacco prevention programs pales in comparison to the $12.8 billion a year the tobacco companies spend to market their deadly products, including to young people. Each day, about 1,000 young people under age 18 become regular smokers. These new FDA regulations afford young people a higher level of protection from the tobacco industry's misleading and deceptive marketing and advertising practices than they have ever had before. More....
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) releases a new statement on tobacco and cancer. The new policy statement calls for immediate action to address the global public health problem of tobacco-related death and suffering. For more information click here.
News from the "FDA Center for Tobacco Updates". FDA Selection of Director, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products. The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has selected Dr. David L. Ashley (CAPT, USPHS) as the Center's first Director for the Office of Science. More....
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on state cigarette excise taxes in the United States for the year 2009. To access the report go to click here.
The American Lung Association has published a new report entitled "Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans" examining smoking behaviors, health disparities, as well as the complex mix of biological, environmental, political, and cultural factors associated with disproportionately high rates of lung cancer among African Americans. To access the full report click here.
According to a report published by the North American Quitline Consortium, the number of smoker calling tobacco quitlines has substantially increased in the last five years. However, during this same time, funding for U.S. quitlines has decreased, putting this service at risk. For more information visit this link.
FDA Center for Tobacco Products will launch a Stakeholder Listening Series to take full advantage of the knowledge, ideas, feedback, and suggestions from all communities interested in and affected by the Tobacco Control Act. Sessions will take place across the U.S. and summaries will be available on http://www.fda.gov/tobacco/. Each session will focus on topics of greatest interest to our primary stakeholder communities and will include presentations by topic experts and the FDA. Read more at: http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm207515.htm
In order to better meet the needs of SRNT members and reflect the difference between SRNT's 'working' and 'topic-driven' committees, SRNT is changing five of its committees to Networks. Those new Networks are: Basic Science; Global; Health Disparities; Public Policy; and Treatment. Participation in SRNT Networks will be open to all SRNT members. Each Network will be lead by an Advisory Committee, which will also provide feedback to the Board of Directors on SRNT programs, services, and opportunities. For more information, click on the "About" button in the menu bar, then on the "Networks and Committees" button in the menu on the left side of the screen.