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2013-11-26 14:10:02

E-cigarettes have been widely promoted as a way for people to quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Now, in the first study of its kind, UC San Francisco researchers are reporting that, at the point in time they studied, youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to be trying to quit, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less. "We are witnessing the beginning of a new phase of the nicotine epidemic and a new route to nicotine addiction for kids,"...

2013-09-24 16:25:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, several organizations sent a joint letter to the President, asking him to order the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promptly assert authority over all tobacco products not currently under its jurisdiction. The organizations imply that the delay is resulting in negative health consequences. However, they never mention any specific consequences, and for a good reason: They are proposing a "solution" where no problem...

2013-09-05 12:29:41

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Providing the first national data on youth use of electronic cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reported that the percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who used e-cigarette more than doubled from 2011 to 2012. According to results...

2013-02-21 08:35:53

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- White Cloud Cigarettes, the premier electronic cigarette company, has announced a permanent price reduction on their e cig starter kits and disposable Fling product lines. Tobacco users are constantly faced with higher taxes, fewer acceptable places to smoke, and now under The Affordable Health Care Act, insurance companies can charge smokers 50 percent more than non-smokers. The reduced prices were made to ease a cigarette smoker's...

2013-02-14 16:25:52

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes, the premier electronic cigarette company, announced the newest cinnamon flavor to its 'Fling' product line of disposable electronic cigarettes. The new flavor, 'Cin,' is the first of its kind within the electronic cigarette category and marks the first of many flavors from White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes to be made in the U.S.A. The initiative to switch all current products to U.S. shores will continue...

2012-05-17 10:25:48

Data from the First Longitudinal Study on Menthol Use Among Youth Intensifies Pressure on Food and Drug Administration to Ban Menthol to Protect Public Health WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released online today in the American Journal of Public Health finds that young smokers are more likely to progress from mentholated tobacco products to nonmentholated varieties over a short period of time. According to researchers from the Schroeder Institute for...

2012-04-24 02:28:47

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicine and public health groups including the AAP, AAFP, ACPM, AMA, AMSA, APHA and CPATH are continuing to urge the US Trade Representative and the FDA to maintain the ban on clove cigarettes, despite the adverse ruling by a World Trade Organization dispute panel in the U.S. -- Clove Cigarettes case, DS 406. The dispute panel's decision is scheduled to be presented to the World Trade Organization for final approval on April 24, 2012....

2012-04-18 06:28:03

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and of Health and Human Services, U.S. Surgeons General, and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, back to the Johnson Administration, known as The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, today urged the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk, to comply with the determination of the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

2012-04-04 10:27:15

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) today has wrongly concluded that a decision by the U.S. Congress on how best to protect America's children from flavored cigarettes that serve as starter products for youth violates the nation's trade obligations. Congress acted...

2011-12-08 10:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and of Health and Human Services, U.S. Surgeons General, and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, back to the Johnson Administration, known as The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, today urged the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk, to accept the determination of a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel and...