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2010-08-20 11:39:00

Amicus Brief Filed Against Legal Challenge from Tobacco Industry WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-five leading public health organizations today announced that they have filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief supporting New York City's groundbreaking tobacco retail signage law against a challenge from the tobacco industry. The groups, ranging from the American Medical Association to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, to the...

2009-05-07 09:43:03

A new study by UCSF researchers concludes that media campaigns that portray the tobacco industry in a negative light and that appeal to young adults may be a powerful intervention to decrease young adult smoking. The study sheds light on the relationship between attitudes toward the tobacco industry and smoking behaviors of young adults aged 18 to 25 years, the age group with the highest smoking rate among any in the United States. The study is the first to link attitudes about the tobacco...

2009-03-19 09:00:00

Another reminder to quit smoking from the Nebraska Medical Association OMAHA, Neb., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Nebraska's statewide smoking ban taking effect in less than three months, it's time for those who smoke to get serious about quitting. They'll be encouraged to do so on Wednesday, March 25, when school children throughout the state take part in "Kick Butts" Day 2009, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. "The health risks from smoking are enormous. It's...

2006-06-25 20:44:20

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - When a German magazine ran a story about new efforts to ban public smoking, the reactions of many of its non-smoking readers were fierce -- and surprising. "I don't want to be deprived of the relaxed company of smokers in restaurants and bars," wrote David Harnasch of Freiburg in a letter to Der Spiegel weekly. "If my clothes stink of smoke, I can wash them -- where exactly is the problem?" Yvonne Deim from Munich wrote: "Sitting in a smoke-filled...

2005-08-05 15:10:00

DALLAS, Aug. 5 - In a study of women smokers, those whose spouses also smoked had a higher risk of stroke than those married to nonsmokers, according to a study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "There is evidence suggesting that your exposure to secondhand smoke can increase your chances of getting heart disease. We asked if that was also true for stroke," said the study's lead author Adnan I. Qureshi M.D., professor and director of the Cerebrovascular Program in the...

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