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Less to chew on in St. Louis as baseball season opens


When the St. Louis Cardinals’ season home opener starts on Sunday, many of baseball’s traditions will continue at Busch Stadium. But one that will be notably absent is smokeless tobacco.

St. Louis city officials passed a measure last month banning smokeless tobacco from all sports facilities […]

CVS foundation donates $5 million to antismoking program for kids

The CVS Health Foundation announced Thursday that it will donate $5 million to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, to launch its “Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free” grant program.

The announcement comes exactly one year after CVS Health announced its landmark decision to became the first […]

February 5th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on CVS foundation donates $5 million to antismoking program for kids

Health advocates say supporters need to reach out to FDA since tobacco industry mobilized

The public has only a couple of weeks to tell the Food and Drug Administration what it thinks about the proposed plan to regulate all tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes, hookah tobacco and nicotine gels.

Of the more than 58,000 comments collected so far, health advocates say the FDA […]