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2013-09-19 12:29:27

Researchers awarded nearly $19 million from NIH, FDA to inform FDA tobacco regulatory activities COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) will launch a new research center focused on the study of a wide range of tobacco products and their impact on public health with approximately $19 million awarded to the university from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University of...

2013-09-13 12:26:41

A press release issued by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on Sept. 11, 2013, contained inaccurate information regarding the amount of money the company expects to recover with respect to rulings from an arbitration panel and an earlier settlement agreement reached between the company and certain states. Both the panel's ruling and the settlement are related to the Master Settlement Agreement between states and certain cigarette manufacturers. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 13, 2013...

Obesity And Smoking New Health Risks
2013-09-11 15:23:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In addition to well-publicized tobacco-related health risks like cancer and cardiovascular disease, new research suggests that obese men and women exposed to smoke could experience issues with their prescription medication or other medical problems. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aaron Wright of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

2013-09-10 12:29:24

Campaign Emphasizes "Children Are Smoke-Free Zones" DENVER, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Supported by Amendment 35 funds, a coalition of Colorado counties is launching the "I Am A Smoke-Free Zone" secondhand smoke campaign this week. The campaign stresses that children are "smoke-free zones." "It's well established and understood that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke," says Dr. Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health. "Exposure to children causes more severe...

2013-09-10 11:06:06

Scotland and other nations to set target year for ending tobacco use As the Tobacco End Game conference takes place in New Delhi, India, this week, The World Heart Federation today calls on countries worldwide to follow the example set by nations such as Finland, New Zealand, and Scotland to set a target year to end tobacco use in their populations. Ending tobacco use in this sense means reducing population smoking levels to 5% or below, as well as implementing further measures in the...

2013-09-09 12:27:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Year one of the federal government's "Tips from Former Smokers" national advertising campaign exceeded all expectations, driving 1.6 million smokers to try to quit and helping more than 100,000 to succeed, according to a study published today in the medical journal The Lancet. The 2012 campaign, conducted by the U.S. Centers for...

2013-09-09 12:23:18

Landmark tobacco education ad campaign more than doubled goals ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former Smokers" national ad campaign, according to a study released by the CDC. As a result of the 2012 campaign, more than 200,000 Americans had quit smoking immediately following the three-month campaign, of which researchers estimated...

2013-09-07 23:04:33

Smoking has a great influence on both people's health and relationships. Recently, MillionaireMatch.com discovered that almost 22.21% of people on its site will not date a match who smokes. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 According to the report "How many people use tobacco?"on August 08, 2012, there are 43.8 million people (or 19% of all adults) who smoke cigarettes in the United States. Later an article " Secondhand Smoke Kills 42,000 Nonsmokers a...

E-cigarette Use Doubles Among Teens
2013-09-06 12:40:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), electronic cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among middle and high school students. In just one year, the number of teens who say they smoke these battery-powered devices has doubled. Today’s report could have a lasting effect on the future of the devices, as the FDA investigates how much, if any, regulatory oversight will be placed on...

Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers
2013-09-05 11:45:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new UK-based youth study, graphic images on cigarette packaging do not deter young smokers from lighting up. However, young people who said they had never smoked or only experimented with cigarettes reported being more affected by the cautionary graphic images depicting diseased lungs or heart surgery. The study, which was published in the journal Tobacco Control, considered data from two youth surveys: one taken in 2008...