Chronic Disease

FDA Releases Rule That Regulates E-Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products

May 05, 2016|4:21 p.m.| Scott Briscoe

In bid to stem growing nicotine use among teenagers, FDA restricts sale of e-cigarettes, hookah and pipe tobacco, and cigars to those 18-years or older among other regulations on these products. Read More »

Federal Agencies Prepare Media Campaigns to Decrease Tobacco Use

January 21, 2016|10:50 a.m.| Scott Briscoe

CDC prepares to launch the 2016 version of it's effective Tips from Former Smokers campaign, and FDA plans to offer media targeting retailers as partners to reduce youth tobacco use. Read More »

Arkansas Launches 10-year Plan to Reduce Obesity

October 16, 2015|1:24 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The plan provides a framework of research-based strategies to guide community efforts to reduce obesity. These are accompanied by recommendations for efforts at the state level. Read More »

Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Talks Healthy Aging

October 01, 2015|11:08 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

In her address during the Healthy Aging session at the 2015 ASTHO Annual Meeting, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Director Ursula E. Bauer, PhD, MPH, said improving the health of older Americans spans all four NCCDPHP domains. Read More »

Louisiana Continues to Grow Its Well-Ahead Program

June 24, 2015|9:10 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

The state's wellness program encourages businesses, schools, hospitals, and other organizations to create spaces that promote the health and wellness of Louisianans. Read More »

Researchers Say Surgeon General’s Infamous Remark at 1967 ASTHO Meeting Was Misquoted

January 06, 2015|3:31 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

There is no evidence that William H. Stewart suggested that the United States shift its focus from infectious disease to chronic disease. Read More »

New Hampshire Celebrates This Year’s Great American Smokeout with Higher-Education Partners

November 20, 2014|12:23 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Today is the Great American Smokeout, and health departments are encouraging smokers to quit and publicizing their cessation resources. This year, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services is celebrating the smokeout through its tobacco-prevention partnership with the state’s universities and colleges. Read More »

Tobacco Reduction: Where Do We Go From Here

November 14, 2014|12:07 p.m.| Scott Briscoe

According to an article in The Atlantic, there are three approaches to a further reduction in tobacco use in the United States: the traditional approach, the harm reduction approach, and the endgame approach. And then there's the fourth approach: the right one. Read More »

Youth E-Cigarette Use Prompts Health Concerns, New Policies in Guam

October 28, 2014|12:19 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Facing rising levels of e-cigarette use, the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services worked with partners limit access at the department and prohibit sales to minors. Read More »