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2014-03-04 16:27:36

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO President Obama today again called for bold action to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives, urging Congress to increase the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and similarly increase taxes on other tobacco products. The evidence is clear that increasing the...

2014-03-04 00:21:28

Bills would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Policy Committee passed Senate File 2027, which would expand protections under the Freedom to Breathe Act by prohibiting e-cigarette use where smoking is prohibited, require that e-cigarettes be placed behind the counter in stores and penalize retailers who sell to minors. The bill was...

2014-03-03 08:30:16

New tools, easier access and free patches, gum or lozenges to help tobacco users quit MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClearWay Minnesota launched a new version of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco. The new services now include free access to text messages, email support, a downloadable quit guide and free "starter kits," which provide a two-week supply of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to help...

2014-03-02 08:20:29

One Familiar Letter - R - Could Dramatically Reduce Youth Smoking WASHINGTON, March 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As viewers around the world prepare to tune in for Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards honoring achievements in the film industry, the public health community is drawing attention to new data concluding that by eliminating tobacco imagery in youth-rated movies, youth smoking rates could decline by an estimated 18 percent....

2014-02-27 23:29:04

Thousands at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games expelling crisp cool night air in the stands and not a single breath of cigarette smoke. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Top Ten Things you didn't see at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi Russia 10. 2-man BMW designed bobsled with cigarette lighter, ashtrays and cup holders. 9. Men’s Aerials performed flawlessly without losing cherry from tip of cigarette, Turkish judge awards score of “Perfect 10." 8. American Ice Dancing...

2014-02-21 12:22:54

Advertising of "Emerging Products" like E-cigarettes Monitored as Products' Popularity Rises WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the tobacco industry spends more than $8 billion a year marketing its products, a new study examining online advertisements finds that the industry's ads primarily focus on promoting e-cigarettes, snus, and cigars according to the national public health foundation Legacy®. The study, published in the peer review journal, Tobacco Control, is...

2014-02-20 16:27:16

67 percent favor passing a state law to raise the legal sale age to reduce smoking SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today shows that 67 percent of Utah voters support legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Just 31 percent of voters oppose increasing the age of sale for tobacco products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO This support comes from a broad-based...

2014-02-20 12:30:11

MONTREAL, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Anti-tobacco groups and health organizations are misleading the public and governments into believing that flavoured tobacco products are a threat to today's youth - by prompting and promoting a limited interpretation of Health Canada's Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), by the University of Waterloo's Propel Centre on Population Health Impact. Their efforts to date have succeeded in manipulating some governments into blindly rushing towards...

2014-02-18 23:25:11

Pandora Internet Radio will allow the smoker trying to quit the ability to build an inspiring music playlist for free. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Freedom Laser Therapy's blog post recommends the following songs to listen to or download from Pandora during the first 10 days of quitting smoking. Freedom Laser Therapy has helped thousands of smokers quit since 2003. Quitting smoking is about making a lifestyle change to become a healthier person and living free from...

2014-02-17 16:21:15

GREAT RIVER, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New cancer cases will affect over 1.6 million people in 2014 with more than 200,000 of them attributed to breast cancer. Breast cancer ranks second in cancer deaths after lung cancer, causing approximately 40,000 deaths per year. While a variety of factors are known to cause breast cancer, recent research indicates that long-term heavy smoking increases risk as well. Clearette Electronic Cigarette pledges to continue its involvement...