Our Response & Action to the CDC’s Ostomy Ads

Thanks to the many advocates voicing their opinions through social media, I decided to pick up the phone and call the American Cancer Society (ACS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week regarding the new round of ads that are a part of the “Tips From Former Smokers“ campaign. This public health…  Read More

Great American Smokeout Today!

Just for today, don’t smoke! Nearly 47 million Americans risk their lives — and increase their risk for colorectal cancer — by smoking. But the good news is that 30 years ago, 1 in 3 people in the US smoked.  Today that has dropped to 1 in 5. Today, November 18, is a chance to try…  Read More

Stop Marketing E-Cigarettes Without Approval Says FDA

The FDA has sent warning letters to five manufacturers of e-cigarettes telling them that they cannot market the devices as a way to quit smoking without FDA approval. If manufacturers claim that e-cigarettes treat a disease — in this case, nicotine addiction — they have to prove to the FDA that the product is both safe…  Read More