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Let’s Create a Smokefree Generation

The countdown to World No Tobacco Day is well underway. This year the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments to increase taxes on tobacco to levels that reduce consumption and individuals and organizations to urge their governments to raise tobacco taxes. And it's time for the United States to fall in line and act.  Has a lot been done to curb smoking since 1960s? Yes. We all know smoking kills. We know smoking causes all kinds of cancers, stroke, heart attack… [Read More]

HAWMC Day 21 Asks When Do You Bloom Best?

Today's HAWMC prompt asks us to consider the following quote: "The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." - Mulan   True or false?   True. While not all buds turn into flowers in the face of much adversity, the ones that bloom are more rare and wonderful, and in the case of public health, more effective.   Here at MMG, we are activists for health-healthy people, quality care, and effective information dissemination. But … [Read More]

Looking to the Future of Tobacco Control: A Recap of 2013 SRNT Meeting

The annual Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco meeting, held recently in Boston, brought together researchers, agencies, advocates, and health care professionals for four days to learn about and share new, cutting-edge tobacco and nicotine science.    Following are some highlights:   The growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs): Tobacco use, specifically smoking, as well as exposure to secondhand smoke, is a key risk factor in all of the to… [Read More]
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