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2014-08-06 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Nine leading economists have submitted a paper to the Food and Drug Administration that shows how the FDA's cost-benefit analyses of its proposed tobacco regulations are deeply flawed and vastly underestimate the benefits of these regulations. The paper was submitted as a public comment on the...

2014-07-31 16:27:30

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO A new government study published today shows that 17.4 million Americans - 7.3 percent of U.S. adults - smoke cigars every day, some days or rarely. This study shows that cigar smoking is a serious public health problem that must be addressed through strategies such as Food and Drug...

2014-07-28 23:00:13

Board of Trustees approves ability of College to position itself as a smoke/tobacco-free institution. Breathe Free campaign launched to promote a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Largo, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Prince George’s Community College today announced its brand new campaign, Breathe Free, which supports efforts to create a smoke/tobacco-free environment and decrease the risk factors that contribute to preventable diseases associated with...

2014-07-27 23:01:19

Philip Morris has signalled its intention to cease domestic cigarette manufacturing by the end of 2014, which would dramatically change the industry's current structure. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Cigarette and Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Although Cigarette and Tobacco Product Manufacturing in Australia is restricted to two companies, heavy government regulation...

2014-07-19 23:03:16

The ultimate stop thumb sucking wisdom and amazing s'mores recipes have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Everyone seems to have an option about thumb sucking and pacifiers. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 Everyone has an option about thumb sucking. The ultimate stop thumb sucking wisdom and amazing s'mores recipes have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Everyone seems to have an opinion about thumb sucking. Children and parents will react differently once weaning...

cigarette tax and suicide
2014-07-18 06:23:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many mental health professionals look the other way when it comes to their patients smoking cigarettes, as they may appear to have a soothing effect. However, a new study has found that smoking cigarettes may have negative effects on mental health – in addition to the habit’s well-known physical effects. In the study, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois took advantage of a...

2014-07-17 16:15:14

University of York Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home. Until now, the risks of this exposure known as 'third hand tobacco smoke' have been highly uncertain and not considered in public policy. However, a new study published in the journal Environment International, has estimated for the first time the...

2014-07-15 12:30:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and Lorillard tobacco companies raises important questions that go beyond antitrust. It raises important public health issues as well because it would bring together two tobacco giants with a long history of marketing to kids and deceiving...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

Rise In High School Seniors Using Hookah Smoking Products
2014-07-07 10:51:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As smoking cigarettes becomes less and less socially acceptable, other forms of smoking appear to be on the rise. A new report in the journal Pediatrics has found about 20 percent of high school seniors have used a hookah in the past year. The new research was based on information from Monitoring the Future (MTF), an ongoing nationwide study of the actions, attitudes, and values of American high school students. The survey includes 130...


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