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2013-10-03 12:22:29

OneRepublic, TeamMate headline campus outreach effort WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at five of the nation's largest colleges and universities will get a free dose of "truth" as the largest youth smoking prevention tour in the United States returns to select college campuses this fall. Leading American rock band OneRepublic headlines the show, with alternative pop band TeamMate as the opening act. (Logo:...

2013-10-01 12:30:06

LONDON, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acquisition is expected to significantly further SKYCIG e-cigarette innovation and availability on the UK market SKYCIG, a leading premium electronic cigarette brand, today announces its acquisition by Lorillard, Inc., the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States and owner of the best- selling e-cigarette brand in the U.S. , blu eCigs. This venture is expected to support the...

2013-10-01 08:33:20

Acquisition Marks First Major Step in Building the Company's Global e-Cigarette Business GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States, announced today that it has acquired all of the assets and operations of SKYCIG(®), a British-based electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) business for approximately £30 million in cash paid at closing and additional contingent consideration of up to an...

2013-09-30 20:21:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 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) In a win for kids and public health, a federal appeals court today upheld sensible restrictions adopted by the City of Providence, Rhode Island, that prohibit tobacco companies from using flavored products and price discounts to attract kids. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of...

2013-09-30 16:25:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. faces several unresolved public policy crises including a federal government shutdown, and yet officials are trying to create a problem where none exists. Some U.S. Senators and state attorneys general, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), have launched a bad-faith campaign against electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the low-risk alternative to smoking. E-cigarettes are being used almost exclusively by adult...

2013-09-30 14:16:30

UMD researcher urges stronger regulation of tobacco advertising Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos, according to a study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD SPH) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined the reach of tobacco and cigarette marketing among some of the world's most vulnerable...

2013-09-26 23:24:19

On September 24, 2013, following a three month trial and almost sixteen years of litigation, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Prager issued a long-awaited ruling (case No. 711400) against cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris USA, Inc., finding that over a period of several years the company had deceptively marketed its top-selling Marlboro Lights as being less harmful than regular full-flavored cigarettes. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 In a 21 page ruling...

2013-09-26 23:23:23

Campaign Emphasizes “Children Are Smoke-Free Zones” Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Evolve Communications, working with a coalition of Colorado county public health departments, has recently launched a secondhand smoke campaign that stresses children are “smoke-free zones.” “Our core messages that children are smoke free zones’ and ‘where you smoke matters’ are designed to cut through the myths surrounding secondhand smoke,” says Anne Smith, principal at Evolve...

FDA Urged To Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
2013-09-25 04:46:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: The Risks Of Smoking E-Cigarettes For Teens ] A group consisting of 40 state attorneys general has petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling upon the regulatory agency to start regulating electronic cigarettes in much the same way that they do tobacco products. In a letter dated September 24, members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) urged the FDA to meet the...

2013-09-20 23:18:23

A New Mexico InventHelp Client has invented the Gaming Video Smoke Eliminator, which is being submitted to companies for review. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 While playing video games in public, I was confronted by a person that was blowing his second hand smoke in my face, and neither of us wanted to move to a different video game machine because we were both winning our respective games," said an inventor and gaming enthusiast from Santa Fe, N.M. "He gave me the finger when...