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Smoking On TV Has Dwindled Leading To A Decrease In Tobacco Use
2014-04-04 12:08:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While heavier taxes on cigarettes have been shown to reduce tobacco use in the US, the reduced glamorization of smoking on TV has also had an effect, according to a new report in the journal Tobacco Control. In the study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania said the shrinking visibility of cigarettes and smoking in prime time drama programs has led to a drop in cigarette use equivalent to two packs of cigarettes per adult a...

2014-03-28 08:27:29

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-three leading public health and medical organizations are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make it a priority to regulate how cigarettes are manufactured and stop tobacco industry practices that have made cigarettes even more deadly and addictive than they were 50 years ago. In a letter sent this week to Mitchell Zeller, Director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, the health groups urged the FDA to...

2014-03-13 12:31:58

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Nevada will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual...

2014-03-05 12:26:29

Commission Calls on the Obama Administration to Let the FDA Act and Ban Menthol Flavoring in Cigarettes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, a group of all living former U.S. Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare; U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services; U.S. Surgeons General; and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from every administration, Republican and Democrat, since that of...

2014-02-21 12:25:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /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) For the first time since being granted regulatory authority over tobacco products by a 2009 law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered tobacco companies to pull several products off the market. The agency acted under a key provision of the law that requires prior...

2014-01-30 16:26:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) It is a bittersweet epilogue to the recent 50(th) anniversary of the historic 1964 Surgeon General's Report on smoking that Henry Waxman has decided to retire from service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the last four decades, no member of Congress has done more to improve the health and...

2014-01-15 16:24:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) We applaud the Chicago City Council for voting today to include electronic cigarettes in the city's Clean Indoor Air law. This legislation will further the fundamental purpose of the law - to protect everyone's right to breathe clean air in workplaces and public places. We thank Alderman Edward...

2013-12-09 12:27:30

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Oregon ranks 19th 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) Oregon currently spends $9.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 23 percent of the $43 million...

2013-12-09 12:27:28

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Nevada ranks 40th 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) Nevada currently spends $1 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 3.1 percent of the $32.5 million...

2013-12-09 12:27:26

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2103 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Washington state ranks 45th 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) In recent years, Washington has virtually eliminated funding for its once nationally recognized tobacco prevention and...