Smoking

Medical Breakthroughs:Which Young People are More Susceptible to Smoking

A new study finds planned cesarian deliveries are safe for low-risk pregnancies and may even be safer than planned traditional deliveries. Canadian researchers found planned c-sections were associated with a lower risk of adverse outcomes for both mother and baby. Authors say more research is needed to understand possible harmful long-term effects – such as the child’s risk for respiratory…

Students Take Part in Kick Butts Day in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Students at Francis Marion School joined with students across the country — to take part in Kick Butts Day 2019. The nationwide initiative raises awareness about the dangers of tobacco — and smoking. Seniors in the health science class created an event to try and convince school mates — to live a tobacco free life….

State Gets an “F” for Almost All Tobacco Laws

Grades given by Lung Association.

Alabama gets a “D” in the category of being a “state (that) has increased the age at which stores can sell tobacco products to people to age 21. Increasing the minimum age of sale to 21 will decrease smoking by kids. And that’s the BEST grade the state earned. All of the other Alabama grades were “F”. See the stat…

CDC: Alabama and other Southern States lax on smoking laws

CDC Recommends $50-Million+ in stop smoking spending.

A new report from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) finds there are fewer second-hand smoke laws and regulations in the Southern States, including Alabama, than in the rest of the nation. And the report totals the cost of that 2nd hand smoke. For Alabama that cost is about a Billion Dollars. Another finding: The CDC recommends Alabama…

House Bill Would Curb Regulation of E-Cigarettes, Cigars

Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It’s a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue that it could lead to unsafe products. Legislation approved by a House committee last month would ease rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate…