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2014-05-14 00:22:16

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Carter Administration and Chairman, Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The human rights watch report, "Tobacco's Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in U.S. Tobacco Farming," reveals that the tobacco industry's exploitation of children extends well beyond its efforts to lure children to start smoking and hooking them on nicotine. This...

2014-05-13 08:35:40

Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition, a statewide substance-abuse prevention organization, have been named Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco. They will be honored with the Group Award at a gala in the nation's capital on Thursday (May 15) along with four U.S. regional winners and a national...

2014-05-13 08:35:38

Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Magi Linscott, 17, of Pace, Fla., has been named the National Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her leadership in the fight against tobacco. Magi will be honored at a gala in the nation's capital on Thursday (May 15) along with four U.S. regional winners and a group winner. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Magi is a...

2014-05-08 20:24:34

Change will protect thousands of vulnerable children ST. PAUL, Minn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Minnesota Senate passed a Health and Human Services Policy omnibus bill that included a provision to make Minnesota's foster homes smoke-free. "This step is long overdue, and we thank lawmakers for showing they care about kids," said Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota. "The state is the legal guardian of these children, and it is only right we...

Researchers Suggest To Ban Cigarette Filters To Save The Environment
2014-05-07 03:17:25

Springer Trillions of cigarettes smoked worldwide do not end up in an ashtray, but litter the environment Ban cigarette filters. Start a deposit-return scheme for used butts. Hold manufacturers responsible for clean-ups. Place warnings on packets about the impact of simply flicking one’s used cigarettes away. These are among the policy measures that Thomas Novotny of the San Diego State University in the US and Elli Slaughter advocate to curb the environmental harm done through the...

2014-04-25 04:21:55

Americans offer split opinion on e-cigarette laws, says FindLaw survey EAGAN, Minn., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rules for electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, 46 states already have proposed or enacted legislation related to e-cigarettes, according to data found on WestlawNext(®), the leading online legal research service. Of those states, at least 20 have proposed or enacted legislation that includes...

2014-04-24 12:29:46

Company is Encouraged Proposed e-Cigarette Regulations Reflect Potential for Reduced Harm GREENSBORO, N.C., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest tobacco company in the United States and owner of blu eCigs, the leading U.S. electronic cigarette company, responded to proposed regulations published today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the electronic cigarette industry. Lorillard applauds the Agency's initial efforts to...

2014-04-14 16:26:35

FRANKFORT, Ky., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Murray S. Kessler, Chairman, President and CEO of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the parent company of blu eCigs, today praised legislation signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, which will bar minors from buying electronic cigarettes, as an example of responsible regulation. "Legislation that prevents the sale or distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors is the right thing to do," said Mr. Kessler, who attended the bill...

2014-04-09 16:42:40

Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings from a new report, Tobacco health warnings in China – Evidence of effectiveness and implications for action, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), released today. “This new report...

2014-04-07 13:09:22

Web ads, direct mail coupons, and in-store displays reach 1 in 10 teens and 1 in 4 young adults More than 15 years ago, many states and tobacco manufacturers established restrictions to prevent youth exposure to the marketing of nicotine products. This follows regulations imposed 50 years ago that banned cigarette ads from TV. Despite these continued efforts, a new study by Dartmouth researchers reveals that not only are young people exposed to tobacco marketing, they are influenced by it....


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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