Still the Largest Cause of Preventable Disease and Death in the U.S.
Smoking isn’t just a bad habit—it’s an addiction. Read More
World Obesity Day: It’s Everyone’s Business
March 4th marks World Obesity Day. Read More
More than 30 Years Later Cigarettes are Still a Problem. Here's Why
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes for short, are growing in popularity around the world, leaving some employers unsure of how to adapt their current workplace policies. Read More
The Vaping Epidemic: We're at Risk of Reversing a Two-Decade Decline in Youth Smoking
The statistics are alarming. Between 2017 and 2018, e-cigarette use rose by more than 75% for high school teens and by nearly 50% for middle school-age children.Read More
Thinking Differently About Obesity
We’ve been thinking a lot about obesity this year, and the fact that most of us - as well as the animals under our care, including in zoos and labs - continue to gain weight. Read More
Obesity: It's Complicated
Huff Post recently published “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong,” by Michael Hobbes highlighting a significant gap between science and practice in the treatment of obesity. Read More
Obesity: What's Bias Got to Do With It?
Most companies know that obesity impacts their bottom line by increasing medical costs and decreasing employee productivity. Yet, the problem runs much deeper—negative attitudes toward employees who struggle with weight are pervasive and cost many employers more than they think. Read More