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2014-03-05 12:26:29

Commission Calls on the Obama Administration to Let the FDA Act and Ban Menthol Flavoring in Cigarettes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, a group of all living former U.S. Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare; U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services; U.S. Surgeons General; and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from every administration, Republican and Democrat, since that of...

2014-02-21 12:25:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /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) For the first time since being granted regulatory authority over tobacco products by a 2009 law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered tobacco companies to pull several products off the market. The agency acted under a key provision of the law that requires prior...

2013-11-25 12:24:59

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) partnered with Chicago-based marketing and advertising agency LimeGreen to assist with a public awareness campaign that addresses menthol-flavored tobacco use. This program is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's call to action under the City of Chicago's Public Health agenda entitled 'Healthy Chicago.' LimeGreen was charged with developing the awareness campaign that included television, radio and print...

2013-11-05 16:28:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes say they want to be part of the solution to the tobacco problem, but increasingly they're behaving just like tobacco companies always have. They're following Big Tobacco's playbook by marketing their products in ways that appeal to kids, dismissing new research showing...

2013-10-22 16:24:19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids More than 40 percent of U.S. youth (grades 6-12) who currently smoke reported using flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) This study is based on...

2013-09-17 23:00:12

Dr. Kymberle Sterling, assistant professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $275,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study how young adult smokers perceive the risk of smoking flavored little cigars and cigarillos (LCCs), which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Dr. Kymberle Sterling, assistant professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State...

Menthols On The Rise With The Young
2013-08-30 14:25:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While bans on cigarette smoking are more widespread than ever, and taxes on tobacco products continue to rise, young adults are embracing mentholated cigarettes more than ever, according to a new study in the journal Tobacco Control. “Our findings indicate that youth are heavy consumers of mentholated cigarettes, and that overall menthol cigarette smoking has either remained constant or increased in all three age groups we studied,...

2013-08-30 12:22:48

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Menthol cigarettes are much more likely to be used by youth and young adult smokers than older smokers and are undermining efforts to reduce smoking in the United States, according to a new study published today in the journal Tobacco Control. The study also found that menthol smoking rates have increased among young adults and remained constant among youth and older...

Menthols Alter Body Response To Tobacco Smoke
2013-07-24 14:49:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a research review on menthol cigarettes today that many observers say is a precursor to further restrictions or bans on the mint-flavored tobacco product. While adding peppermint oil extract probably doesn't make cigarettes more more likely to cause diseases, the agency said menthol conveyed an "altered physiological responses to tobacco smoke," which could add to tobacco's already...

2013-07-23 12:27:47

WASHINGTON, July 23, 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) The Food and Drug Administration's strong scientific conclusions today regarding the harmful impact of menthol cigarettes on the nation's health should prompt the FDA to move as quickly as possible to ban menthol cigarettes in the United States. The FDA today took the first...