Big news in the fight against tobacco: CVS Caremark announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its more than 7,600 stores nationwide on Oct. 1, 2014.
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Fifty years ago this week, the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report linking tobacco and lung cancer was published. Since then, the U.S. and Georgia have made tremendous progress in reducing the burden of tobacco on our communities.
2013 was a year of considerable progress for public health in Georgia, particularly on some of the key priorities identified by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). But the state still faces many challenges for the new year.
Originally published May 28, 2013
First and secondhand smoke can have serious health consequences for children, particularly those with asthma.
Originally published Aug. 1, 2011
Originally published Aug. 15, 2011
“Practically everyone that I knew smoked some kind of tobacco product,” said Lewis McTush. “Almost every man in my family smoked cigars or cigarettes and it was nothing out of the ordinary.”