This one-stop source for journalists seeking information on smoking and tobacco use provides access to the current year's tobacco-related press releases, media statements, media transcripts, and links to facts and figures.
- November 10, 2016: Cancers linked to tobacco use make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States
- September 1, 2016: Two thirds of US adults believe pharmacies should not sell tobacco
- August 4, 2016: Some racial, ethnic groups continue smoking cigarettes at higher rates
- July 13, 2016: Tobacco use, involuntary secondhand smoke exposure high in multiunit housing residents
- June 23, 2016: Southeastern states not protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws
- June 9, 2016: Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use a concern
- April 25, 2016: A new study shows link between e-cigarette ads and use among youth
- April 14, 2016: No decline in overall youth tobacco use since 2011
- March 24, 2016: Impact of first federally funded anti-smoking ad campaign remains strong after three years
- January 20, 2016: Powerful new ads mark the 5th year of the successful “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign
- January 5, 2016: E-cigarette ads reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high-school students
- November 12, 2015: Smoking rates for uninsured and adults on Medicaid more than twice those for adults with private health insurance
- September 30, 2015: 7 in 10 students who currently use tobacco used a flavored product
- September 3, 2015: High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes
- July 7, 2015: Three out of 4 American adults favor making 21 the minimum age of sale for tobacco products
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- March 26, 2015: Powerful new “Tips From Former Smokers” ads focus on living with vision loss and colorectal cancer
- February 3, 2015: 58 million nonsmokers in US are still exposed to secondhand smoke
- December 15, 2014: More than 300 million people in at least 70 countries use smokeless tobacco
- December 11, 2014: More than 16 million children live in states where they can buy e-cigarettes legally
- December 10, 2014: CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign provided outstanding return on investment
- November 26, 2014: Adult cigarette smoking rate overall hits all-time low
- November 13, 2014: Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death
- October 2, 2014: Almost $500 million could be saved annually by making subsidized housing smoke-free
- August 25, 2014: More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013. – UPDATED
- June 24, 2014: New hard-hitting “Tips From Former Smokers” ads to air this summer
- June 12, 2014: Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years
- April 3, 2014: New CDC study finds dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers
- January 17, 2014: Surgeon General report says 5.6 million U.S. children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop
Tips From Former Smokers™: landmark anti-smoking campaign begins sixth year
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer deaths. It causes at least 12 types of cancer. People who use tobacco or are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to get and die from cancer. Cigarette smoking causes 3 in 10 of all cancer deaths.
New CDC Vital Signs: E-cigarette Ads and Youth
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
About 7 in 10 middle and high school students—more than 18 million young people—see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online, in newspapers and magazines, or on television and in movies, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.
New CDC Vital Signs: Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999-2000 and 2011-2012, one in four nonsmokers—58 million people—are still exposed to SHS, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- August 17, 2016: Statement from CDC Director Tom Frieden on the passing of Shane Todd, former Tips From Former Smokers campaign participant
- January 9, 2015: Statement from CDC Director Tom Frieden on the passing of Rosemary V. Hernandez, former Tips From Former Smokers ad participant.
- October 7, 2014: CDC Launches #20Million Memorial to Honor Lives Lost to Smoking.
- January 13, 2014: 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
- January 5, 2016: New Vital Signs Report: Why is youth e-cigarette advertising harmful for youth?—Transcript—Audio Recording
- April 16, 2015: E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year—Transcript—Audio Recording
- March 27, 2015: CDC launches powerful new ads in “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign—Transcript—Audio Recording
- February 3, 2015: CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report—Secondhand smoke exposure kills—Audio Recording
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