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2014-01-17 00:21:50

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Fifty years after the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, the new Surgeon General's report released today shows that cigarette smoking is even more hazardous than previously thought. This report documents that smoking causes even more diseases, kills even more people and...

2014-01-15 23:00:54

Tobacco policy experts at The Heartland Institute react to today's vote by the Chicago City Council to ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Chicago City Council today banned the use of electronic cigarettes indoors – treating e-cigarettes, which emit harmless water vapor, exactly like tobacco cigarettes, which emit smoke. The following statements from tobacco policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a Chicago-based free-market...

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...

2014-01-10 23:22:47

Nationwide car wraps manufacturer JMR Graphics comments on an article that discusses the British government’s new anti-smoking campaign, Toxic Cycle. Central Islip, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 JMR Graphics, a nationwide car wraps manufacturer, comments on an article from The Drum that discusses the British government’s new and powerful anti-smoking campaign called Toxic Cycle. In an article published by The Drum on December 30th, titled “Hard-hitting health campaign shows the...

2014-01-10 08:23:26

New film on smoking may be hazardous to viewers' preconceptions TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While public health officials across the US celebrate the 50(th) anniversary this month of the landmark Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, a veteran anti-smoking activist argues in a provocative new documentary that efforts to reduce smoking have become more symbol than substance. Blowing Smoke: The Lost Legacy of the Surgeon General's Report, a...

2014-01-09 16:23:13

CDC report finds fastest drop in adults aged 35-44 years ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco control efforts are having a major impact on Americans' health, a new analysis of lung-cancer data suggests. The rate of new lung cancer cases decreased among men and women in the United States from 2005 to 2009, according to a report in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study also found that lung cancer incidence rates went down 2.6 percent per...

2014-01-08 23:02:26

Effort to support smokers who want to quit; celebrate former smokers, hits the road. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Project Quit, a part of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, an online community of Arizonans trying to quit tobacco use, is kicking off the year in partnership with Vestar centers across the Valley. The goal is to help and encourage the many Arizonans who will make quitting the use of tobacco their New Year’s resolution. “We’re supportive of Project Quit and their...

2014-01-08 12:31:10

Statement by Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health this week. "Released during an era when smoking was prevalent and tobacco use promoted as an acceptable part of a healthy lifestyle, the report led to dramatic changes in community norms and expectations. Since its release in 1964, the...

2014-01-08 12:30:15

Nation Challenged to Cut Smoking Rates to Under 10 Percent in 10 Years and Protect All Americans from Secondhand Smoke within 5 years WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United States marks the 50(th) anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, seven leading public health and medical organizations today called for a new national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) At...

2014-01-08 12:26:31

But Groups Say Work Remains to Further Reduce Number Of Lives Lost to Smoking-Related Cancers ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50(th) anniversary this month of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, the American Cancer Society and its nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), point to remarkable progress in the fight against tobacco and the resulting lives saved from...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.