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2013-12-09 08:29:47

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Florida ranks 15th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Florida currently spends $65.6 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 31.1 percent of the $210.9...

2013-12-05 16:25:34

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a letter to Ambassador Michael Froman from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and other organizations (undersigned): Dear Ambassador Froman: We seek your explicit commitment that the U.S. will not propose or agree to any provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that would undermine the domestic sovereign rights of participating countries to adopt or maintain measures to reduce tobacco use and to...

2013-12-04 12:23:52

Ground-Breaking truth® Campaign to Benefit from Agency's Expertise and Innovative Spirit, While Working to Jumpstart Declines in Youth Smoking WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a comprehensive review, Legacy® announced today its selection of New York-based MediaCom as the new media planning and placement agency for the foundation's nationally recognized, proven-effective youth smoking prevention campaign, truth®. (Logo:...

2013-11-25 12:27:11

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) A new study in the scientific journal Tobacco Control provides powerful new evidence that graphic warning labels on cigarette packs are effective in reducing smoking rates. The study also finds that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vastly underestimated the impact that proposed...

2013-11-25 12:24:59

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) partnered with Chicago-based marketing and advertising agency LimeGreen to assist with a public awareness campaign that addresses menthol-flavored tobacco use. This program is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's call to action under the City of Chicago's Public Health agenda entitled 'Healthy Chicago.' LimeGreen was charged with developing the awareness campaign that included television, radio and print...

2013-11-20 20:23:30

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Hawai`i (Big Island) County Council today has taken bold action to reduce tobacco use and save lives by approving legislation that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Tobacco use kills more than 400,000 Americans, including more than 1,000 people in the state of Hawai`i, each year. Virtually all of...

2013-11-20 12:27:37

Study findings add to prior research demonstrating that graphic health warning labels can prevent smoking and encourage cessation in young adults WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study led by the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy® and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides further evidence that implementation of graphic...

2013-11-19 23:23:59

For every pound of cigarette waste sent to TerraCycle®, a donation is made to Keep America Beautiful. Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125 popular retail and dining choices, has joined a national effort to keep cigarette waste out of area landfills, waterways and off Panama City Beach streets. Panama City Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125...

2013-11-15 23:20:58

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit clients’ inventions, including the Cigarette Locker, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 InventHelp, America’s leading inventor service company, announces that several of its clients, inventors from Maryland, have designed an accessory that could aid in quitting smoking. This invention is patented. The “Cigarette Locker” could help a user to quit smoking by limiting their access to cigarettes. According...

2013-11-14 16:30:04

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States, announced today the declaration of a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.55 per share, payable on December 10, 2013 to stockholders of record as of November 29, 2013. About Lorillard, Inc.Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, is the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the...