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2011-08-30 09:51:00

Ads by global tobacco giant's subsidiary are offensive and callous WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Philip Morris International, the world's largest multinational tobacco corporation, never misses an opportunity to claim it is a changed and responsible company. But the company's actions continue to tell a...

2011-08-01 12:52:20

Tobacco related disease is a primary source of mortality for African American men. Recent studies suggest that "alternative" tobacco products may have supplanted cigarettes as the most common products used by young African Americans, according to new research published in the August 2011 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. While the tobacco-related disease burden is higher in African American adults, prevalence rates of tobacco use among young African American teens are...

2011-08-01 07:32:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking results in more than 443,000 premature deaths in the United States each year. For African American men, tobacco related disease is a primary source of death. Recent studies show that "alternative" tobacco products may have replaced cigarettes as the most common products used by young African Americans. Even though tobacco-related disease is higher in African American adults, tobacco use among...

2010-11-08 10:43:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) It is truly appalling that Philip Morris International and its Indonesian subsidiary, Sampoerna, are taking advantage of the deadly volcano eruption in Indonesia as a marketing opportunity. According to a news report...

2010-10-18 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighs the evidence on the deadly impact of menthol cigarettes, three African American organizations have spoken out against a potential ban, urging the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to consider the negative implications of a ban and to discount any unsubstantiated evidence on menthol. The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and...

2010-08-16 11:00:00

Consider Your Source (www.legacyforhealth.org/consideryoursource) Offers Balanced Perspective on Menthol Cigarette Manufacturer Lorillard's "Facts" on Menthol Cigarettes, Urges FDA Ban WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Legacy launched an online rebuttal aimed at providing accurate information to counter the Understanding Menthol website created by tobacco manufacturer Lorillard as the FDA reviews and considers how to treat menthol-flavored cigarettes. While the tobacco...

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2010-04-13 06:55:00

Indonesia is filing a dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the United States' ban on clove-flavored cigarettes, according to Reuters reports published Monday. A member of the Indonesian WTO mission told the news agency that the nation was filing a complaint over a September 2009 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on cigarettes with fruit, candy, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, licorice, coffee, or clove flavors. According to the FDA, the banned products were too attractive to...

2010-03-30 09:30:00

National Foundation Encouraged by FDA Panel Review of Menthol Products WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 30-31, the FDA's newly announced Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee will convene to examine, as a first order of business, the issue of menthol cigarettes. The committee was created as a result of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), which was signed into law last year. The Tobacco Control Act gives the FDA...

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2009-09-22 14:10:00

The FDA on Tuesday announced a ban on cigarettes containing candy or fruit flavors in an effort to lower the smoking rate in America. The US Food and Drug Administration's latest announcement comes as another move in the overall effort to keep children from picking up the habit of smoking. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act states: "a cigarette or any of its component parts (including the tobacco, filter, or paper) shall not contain, as a constituent (including a smoke...

2009-09-22 10:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a ban on cigarettes with flavors characterizing fruit, candy, or clove. The ban, authorized by the new Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, is part of a national effort by the FDA to reduce smoking in America. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in America. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA's ban on candy and...