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2013-04-09 12:26:03

Rebound seen in top-grossing movies from Warner Bros., Fox, Sony and others WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A year after the U.S. Surgeon General announced that watching movies with characters who smoke causes kids to start smoking, new data show that smoking imagery has markedly increased in the movies that kids see most. Tobacco incidents in youth-rated films doubled between 2010 and 2012, returning to levels of a decade ago. Because tobacco remains the leading...

2013-04-05 08:23:49

WASHINGTON, April 5, 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) It is great news for our nation's health, and especially for the health of our children, that President Obama plans to propose an increase in the federal tobacco tax to pay for early childhood education initiatives. The New York Times reported today that this proposal will be included in...

2013-03-28 12:30:20

Legacy Supports 2013 Tips From Former Smokers Campaign WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tobacco industry spends more than $8 billion a year on marketing its products, making the battle against the tobacco epidemic one of the greatest public health challenges. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the bold Tips from Former Smokers campaign, underscoring the message to smokers and...

2013-03-28 12:30:06

WASHINGTON, March 28, 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 ) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it is launching a new round of its nationwide media campaign - Tips from Former Smokers (TIPS) - to encourage smokers to quit and prevent children from starting to smoke. We applaud the CDC for continuing this highly...

2013-03-27 12:29:22

City Has Led Nation and World in Fighting Tobacco and Saving Lives WASHINGTON, March 27, 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) The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulates New York City as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its comprehensive smoke-free law this Saturday. For the past 10 years, New York City has led the nation and...

2013-03-26 12:30:56

USAcig Reveals Q2 2013 Strategy TEMECULA, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hop-on, Inc. (OTC Pink: HPNN) and USAcig, Inc. announced today that after much research and development, consumer trials, and coordination with medical research studies, a line of newly designed, highly effective electronic cigarettes and cigars has finally begun shipping to distributors and retailers. Further work on effective nicotine substitutes has also completed and will be shipping into new...

Researchers Develop Device To Detect Secondhand Smoke
2013-03-22 09:07:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a device that is capable of detecting secondhand smoke — a gizmo that could be a powerful new tool in those attempting to avoid exposure to tobacco. The device, which is currently in the patent-pending prototype stage, weighs less than a cellphone and is approximately the same size as a Matchbox car, the researchers said. It uses polymer films to collect and measure the amount...

2013-03-19 20:23:28

WASHINGTON, March 19, 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) We are disappointed that the government will not seek Supreme Court review of an appellate court ruling that blocked graphic cigarette warnings proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, we welcome the FDA's announcement that it will begin development of new warnings...

2013-03-18 16:24:16

Anti-tobacco demonstrations will crisscross the state and call attention to lives lost to tobacco use PHOENIX, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona high school students plan to raise awareness about tobacco use in their communities, encourage others to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive messages and urge local leaders to protect kids from being recruited as a new generation of smokers. As members of STAND (Students Taking A New Direction), a statewide anti-tobacco youth...

2013-03-15 12:29:32

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Vermont will stand up against tobacco on March 20 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 18(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,200 events are planned across the United States. (See below for a list of local events.) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by...