U.S. Protecting Interest In Nicotine Industry Arizona Sen. John McCain ignited an historic debate over crop insurance yesterday when he offered an amendment to the farm bill that would end insurance subsidies to tobacco farmers. The amendment offered by McCain and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) would actually end tobacco subsidies. Like most of us, McCain thought
Tobacco Subsidies Renewed By Senate The Senate rejected a farm bill amendment that would have ended all taxpayer subsidies for tobacco farmers. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced the amendment, which failed on a 44 to 52 vote — the amendment was held to a 60-vote threshold. “Should taxpayers continue to subsidize
Marketing Cigarettes To Teens For decades health experts have been hammering into kids the dangers of smoking – but it’s not necessarily working. A new report from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows heavy smoking is down among teen smokers nationwide, but casual smoking rates are on the rise. “The fact that one in
Quit Smoking Resources Every smoker has his or her own personal reasons for quitting. Here are some common reasons. Think about what is most important to you. According to the Surgeon General, quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of her or her life.
Passive Smoking Just As Deadly Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing more than 50,000 deaths per year in just the United States. The global figure is probably ten rimes that number. It can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including lung cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. The American Lung
Smoking Disparity By Sex, Sexual Orientation The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the need for additional research specific to this community. Most state and national health
Lung Cancer Kills More Women Than Breast Cancer Women of every age know the threat that breast cancer poses. Girls grow up watching their mothers march against it, and that activism has brought much needed resources and attention to the disease. Yet the cancer that kills more women each year than breast, ovarian and cervical
Teen Smoking Takes Health Toll Cigarette smoking during childhood and adolescence produces significant health problems among young people, including an increase in the number and severity of respiratory illnesses, decreased physical fitness and potential effects on the rate of lung growth and maximum lung function. Most importantly, this is when an addiction to smoking takes