Latest Freedom to Breathe Act Stories

2011-06-14 13:28:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) District of Columbia public health advocates call on Mayor Gray and the city council to reject language inserted into the Budget Support Act by Councilman Michael Brown that would create a loophole in the District's highly...

2011-04-22 06:30:00

Comprehensive smoking bans exist in more than half of the states in the US, and by 2020, the entire country could have laws banning smoking in all indoor areas of private worksites, restaurants and bars.

2011-03-03 14:59:00

AUSTIN, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, smoke-free workplace bills were heard in the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and the Texas House Committee on Public Health. Both committees left the bills pending, which is common in the legislative process.

2010-12-01 00:01:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released in the December 2010 supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) concludes that Minnesota's statewide smoke-free law has not adversely affected bar and restaurant employment.

2010-07-21 10:22:00

New Data Measures Americans' Feelings about Smoking in Public Spaces WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from the annual Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control, released today, indicate that a sizeable group of Americans support smoke-free outdoor public spaces.

2010-06-30 13:52:25

The passage of smoking bans in two large Minnesota cities was not associated with job losses at bars and may in fact have contributed to higher employment in restaurants, according to new research.

2010-04-09 14:28:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We applaud the U.S. Navy for acting to protect sailors' health by adopting a new policy that bans smoking below decks aboard all Navy submarines.

2009-12-31 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.