Answers About Tobacco

TFN E-News Update / February 22, 2021

What’s Zyn & What’s an Oral Nicotine Pouch? Truth Initiative examines health effects, regulations and more

Oral nicotine pouches and lozenges are a new category of tobacco product that includes brands such as Zyn, On! and Velo that are gaining popularity. The risk of nicotine use during adolescence remains a concern for public health officials and an article from Truth Initiative outlines some important things to know about these products.

The Tobacco Industry & the Scientific Community: A Public Health Response

commentary, published in the Food and Drug Law Institute describes the role of independent scientists in the presentation of evidence relating to premarket and modified risk applications to Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


FDA Launches Virtual Exhibit Booth to Explore Center for Tobacco Product Resources

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) recently launched a virtual exhibit booth, which provides visitors an opportunity to explore resources on the Exchange Lab. The virtual platform offers a landing page for each of CTP’s target audiences–public health practitioners, healthcare providers, school nurses, educators and tobacco retailers.

cost-effectiveness-2012-2018Cost-Effectiveness of the Tips® Campaign, between 2012 and 2018

According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, between 2012 and 2018 the Tips® campaign was associated with an estimated 129,100 premature deaths avoided, 803,800 life years gained, 1.38 million quality-adjusted life years gained, and $7.3 billion in healthcare sector cost savings. An infographic to highlight the impact is also available.


CDC: Trends in Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Nonsmokers

The CDC National Center for Health Statistics and Office on Smoking and Health recently released a QuickStats feature in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The report showed that the percentage of nonsmoking adults exposed to SHS is declining.

Susan Nimoy About Leanard’s COPD Battle: Traumatic for Both of Us

Leonard Nimoy’s smoking-related COPD made breathing more difficult over time. As he grew weaker, Leonard and his wife, Susan, feared that each trip to the emergency room could be his last. In this video, Susan describes how managing Leonard’s illness affected both of their lives.
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you-can-help-your-patientsThe Important, Evolving Role of Pharmacists in Helping Patients Quit Tobacco

An article published on HCP Live suggests that pharmacists play an important role in enhancing the tobacco quit rates. It also suggests that pharmacies could provide more cost-effective access to smoking cessation therapy.

Wallet Hub: The Real Cost of Smoking by State

wallet-hubA recent article published by Wallet Hub examines the per-person cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and District of Columbia. The calculations include potential monetary losses–including both the lifetime and annual cost of a cigarette pack per day, healthcare expenditures, income losses and other costs brought on by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.


Study: Cumulative Exposure to SHS is Risk for COVID Death

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that cumulative exposure to cigarette smoke is an independent risk factor for hospital admission and death from COVID-19.

Boosting Your Brand Through Social Media Engagement

Looking for ways to tweak your social media marketing in 2021 and maximize reach and engagement with your posts? Social Media Today has many resources to help, including a new infographic designed to help reach the target audience for each platform.