As the World Health Organization and people around the globe celebrate World No Tobacco Day, we invite you to join us for part two of our series on tobacco control. Over the last ten years the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use has successfully supported 59 countries in passing laws or policies, reaching nearly 3.5 billion people and saving an estimated 30 million lives.
A Kentucky physician wages his own battle against lung cancer, one house call at a time
Dr. Tony Weaver pulls out of the parking lot at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, a rural hospital in the small town of Morehead, Kentucky. He has a house call to make. Today’s appointment is 20 minutes from town, down a two-lane road with no cellphone reception.
He makes rounds of home visits every other week, seeing six or seven patients each time—a welcome change from the dozens he once rushed through on an average day at a clinic.
WASHINGTON, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion.
The Great American Smoke Out is this week. The American Cancer Society leads this yearly event on the third Thursday of each November to encourage smokers across the country to make a plan to quit or to plan in advance to quit smoking on this day.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- A new study by the CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) Research Institute and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds that employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs with financial incentives are associated with higher rates of quitting smoking and sustained abstinence.