tobacco http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U Tobacco Control Recommendations: Raise Prices And Implement Smoke-Free Policies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-tobacco-control-recommendations-raise-prices-and-implement-smoke-free-policies <p>In the 50 years since the Surgeon General first reported on the dangers of smoking tobacco, much has been done to effect change. At the time of the first Surgeon General’s Report, 42 percent of American adults smoked. Today, only 18 percent do.</p><p>That’s according to the <a href="http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/50-years-of-progress/index.html" target="_blank">50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report</a> released in January.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:57:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 34330 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Tobacco Control Recommendations: Raise Prices And Implement Smoke-Free Policies Commentary: Congress, Grunts And Former Smokers Should Embrace The Suck http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-congress-grunts-and-former-smokers-should-embrace-suck <p>A Words to Live By award goes to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who reportedly advised her fellow Democrats to “embrace the suck” and vote for the budget agreement crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.</p><p>It seems that liberal colleagues objected to certain provisions of the compromise but Pelosi believed a flawed deal beat no deal at all. Her half-a-loaf-is-better-than-nothing approach was reminiscent of the practicality that once characterized negotiations on Capitol Hill.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:24:42 +0000 M.W. Guzy 32375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Congress, Grunts And Former Smokers Should Embrace The Suck American Lung Association: Missouri's smoking policies fail to protect http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/american-lung-association-missouris-smoking-policies-fail-protect <p><a href="http://www.lungusa.org/press-room/press-releases/state-of-tobacco-control-2012.html">A new report by the American Lung Association</a> puts Missouri near the bottom of the list when it comes to state tobacco control policies.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/SOTC_2012.pdf">The report</a> grades states according to their spending on tobacco prevention and control programs, smoke-free air laws, cigarette taxes, and coverage of programs to help smokers quit.<br /> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org American Lung Association: Missouri's smoking policies fail to protect Tobacco use study underway, largest on adult health in Mo. history http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tobacco-use-study-underway-largest-adult-health-mo-history <p>The largest adult health study ever conducted in Missouri is underway across the state. The topic? Tobacco use and the diseases it causes.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.mffh.org/">Missouri Foundation for Health</a> is providing close to $2 million in funding for the telephone survey, which is expected to include more than 52,000 people.</p><p>Missouri Foundation for Health program officer Matthew Kuhlenbeck says the survey is a follow-up to a similar study conducted in 2007.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:05:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Kelsey Proud 292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tobacco use study underway, largest on adult health in Mo. history Smoking ban takes effect. Now what? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/smoking-ban-takes-effect-now-what <p>There must be thousands of St. Louisans&nbsp;struggling through day three of a new year's resolution not to smoke. &nbsp;In fact, Barry Freedman, Project Manager for <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/index.cfm?ViewMe=15935">Communities Putting Prevention to Work with the St. Louis County Department of Health </a>says a survey of St. Louis smokers shows that nearly 60% say they'd like to quit in the next six months. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 22:36:15 +0000 Libby Franklin 231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Smoking ban takes effect. Now what?