Sunday, July 28, 2013

48 years from first health warnings on cigarette packages

27 July 1965: President Johnson signed a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking. 

The landmark Surgeon General's report from 1965 on smoking and health stimulated a greatly increased concern about tobacco on the part of the American public and government policymakers and led to a broad-based anti-smoking campaign. It also motivated the tobacco industry to intensify its efforts to question the scientific evidence linking smoking and disease. The report was also responsible for the passage of the Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1965, which, among other things, mandated Surgeon General's health warnings on cigarette packages.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Spirometry event in Barcelona and Quit Smoking With Barça

Dear Respiratory Friends we are happy to invite you in Barcelona!!!
Barcelona town centre will play host to a free lung function testing event, organised by the European Respiratory Society and European Lung Foundation, as part of this year's Congress.
The event, which is being organised in conjunction with FC Barcelona and the European Commission's "Ex-Smokers are unstoppable" campaign, will encourage the public to score a goal for lung health by participating in a free lung test.

In addition to lung function testing, visitors will have the chance to sign up to the 'Quit Smoking With Barça' programme; a unique smoking cessation programme developed by FC Barcelona and the European Commission (EC), which is helping more than 60,000 smokers across Europe stop smoking.
Come to Plaça de la Universitat on Friday 6 or Saturday 7 September, from 10.00 until 20.00 to support the event and help us encourage even more people to keep their lungs healthy and kick the habit.