Every year, on May 31, countries around the world celebrate World No Tobacco Day, which highlights effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day focuses on plain packaging, which is a tobacco control strategy related to health warnings. Plain packaging refers to measures that restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colors and brand images or promotional information on tobacco packaging.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said recently that nothing about fighting the Zika virus is going to be easy or quick. Controlling the Aedes species mosquito is hard, and although we’re learning a lot quickly, there is still a lot we don't know. Clearly, there is an urgent need to both learn more and do more—and all of us have a role to play.
Protecting the health of Americans is critical, not only to the welfare of our neighbors and communities, but to the growth of our economy. Last week, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in frozen fruits and vegetables.