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
- 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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