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Latest Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Stories

2013-03-15 12:25:55

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Arkansas 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...

2013-03-14 11:35:41

New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HPSH) shows that one year after the federal government passed a law banning word descriptors such as "light," "mild," and "low" on cigarette packages, smokers can still easily identify their brands because of color-coding that tobacco companies added to "light" packs after the ban. These findings suggest that the companies have, in effect, been able to evade the ban on misleading wording–thus still conveying the false and deceptive...

2013-03-13 12:33:30

Cigars Sales Have Doubled Since 2000, and Teens Smoke Cigars at Twice the Rate of Adults WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While cigarette smoking has been declining in the United States, cigar sales have more than doubled since 2000, driven by an explosion of cheap, sweet small cigars that entice kids, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) National surveys show high...

2013-02-28 16:27:52

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A study published today by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant increase in awareness and use of electronic cigarettes, which are not currently regulated by any government agency to protect public health. Manufacturers have exploited this regulatory loophole to aggressively market e-cigarettes,...

2013-02-22 12:23:38

Statement from Legacy President and CEO, Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent years, public health has seen historic strides in tobacco control. Under the auspices of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation began in earnest to implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, that for the first time gave the federal government authority to regulate tobacco. As they say, "With great power, comes great...

2013-02-07 20:21:43

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House petition website seems to be heating up over more than secession and Death Stars these days. In fact, it's about blowing smoke - or should we say vapor? Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) consumers have submitted a petition to urge the White House to take action to prevent the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from enacting unnecessary, burdensome regulations that could effectively ban the sale of many e-cigarettes....

2013-01-17 16:23:47

New Study Gauges Public Support for a Potential FDA-Mandated Reduction in Cigarettes' Most Addictive Chemical Compound WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released online today by the American Journal of Public Health shows strong public support - nearly 50 percent -- for a potential federal mandate to reduce nicotine content in cigarettes. Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the...

2013-01-16 08:28:08

LONDON, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies mentioned in this release have been covered by our technical research team. These technical analyses are available for free at http://www.stockcall.com/register While much has been made over government efforts to dissuade the use of tobacco, several companies in the cigarettes industry have still managed to perform well over the last little while. The industry is currently dealing with a number of newly proposed...

2013-01-15 10:42:17

Disadvantaged groups stand to benefit from hard-hitting tobacco warnings Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution for Americans each year, but research has repeatedly shown it is not an easy task. Some groups, such as racial/ethnic minorities, have an even harder time quitting. New research suggests hard-hitting graphic tobacco warnings may help smokers of diverse backgrounds who are struggling to quit. A new study by researchers at Legacy® and Harvard School of Public Health...

2013-01-14 16:23:28

Disadvantaged Groups Stand to Benefit from Hard-Hitting Tobacco Warnings WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution for Americans each year, but research has repeatedly shown it is not an easy task. Some groups, such as racial/ethnic minorities, have an even harder time quitting. New research suggests hard-hitting graphic tobacco warnings may help smokers of diverse backgrounds who are struggling to quit. A new study by...