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FDA’s “The Real Cost” campaign will be the first of many aimed at reducing teen tobacco use

In an effort to prevent youth tobacco use and reduce the number of regular teen smokers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launch of a new national public education campaign by the name of “The Real Cost” campaign. One of the FDA’s first of several planned tobacco education campaigns, “The Real Cost” campaign came to be once the FDA was granted more authority under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which was signed into law in 2009 by President Obama. The United States has more than 480,000 deaths from tobacco use, making tobacco use the ... Read More

Poison Control Center says most oil exposure calls come from Alabama

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) says poison centers throughout the country have received calls from individuals concerned about their exposure to oil and oil-spill related toxins in the Gulf of Mexico. Of all the calls the Association has logged between April 22 (the day the Deepwater Horizon exploded) and August 11, most have come from Alabama. AAPCC says that 268 of the calls have come from Alabama, followed by Louisiana with 262 calls, Mississippi with 244, and Florida with 236. Calls from individuals worried about their exposure to BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have ... Read More