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2013-03-15 12:26:34

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Kentucky will stand up against tobacco on March 20 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 18(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,200 events are planned across the United States. (See below for a list of local events.) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by...

2013-03-15 12:26:29

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Iowa will stand up against tobacco on March 20 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 18(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,200 events are planned across the United States. (See below for a list of local events.) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and...

2013-03-15 12:26:25

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Idaho will stand up against tobacco on March 20 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 18(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,200 events are planned across the United States. (See below for a list of local events.) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored...

2013-03-08 01:00:49

Exposure to tobacco smoke may be more dangerous than previously thought, research says Nonsmokers, beware. It seems the more you are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke–whether it was during your childhood or as an adult, at work or at home–the more likely you are to develop early signs of heart disease, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. Researchers found that 26 percent of people exposed to varying...

2013-03-03 23:00:38

Florida´s Delray Recovery Center is a treatment facility that offers programs for addictions to drug and alcohol, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders that include depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. With the goal of raising awareness of all types of addictions, the center released an infographic on the dangerous effects of nicotine. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Simply because a drug or substance is legal does not make it harmless, which is why Delray Recovery...

2013-02-25 20:21:35

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 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) All of us at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Dr. Koop was a giant in the fight against tobacco and continues to inspire us today with his challenge to create a smoke-free society in the United...

2013-02-19 08:36:01

OVIEDO, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Firelight Fusion, a top e cigarette brand, recently announced on their blog could save the average smoker over $1,000 dollars a year when used as an alternative to smoking tobacco. Considering that the average smokers pays over 6 dollars a pack at the lower end of retail and claim that some could cut their monthly cost down to as little as 30 to 40 bucks per month by simply switching to this product. There are added benefits to switching other than...

2013-02-14 13:36:05

Over a span of nearly 20 years, California's tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco. Additionally, the study -- covering the beginning of the program in 1989 to 2008 -- found that the state program helped lead to some 6.8 billion fewer packs of cigarettes being sold that would have been worth $28.5 billion in sales to cigarette companies. The study was designed to calculate the fiscal impact...

2013-02-14 12:25:37

FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Steve Beshear and former UK and NBA Basketball great Derek Anderson spoke to hundreds of Kentuckians from across the state who gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to urge the General Assembly to pass HB 190 - a comprehensive smoke-free law that will cover all indoor workplaces and public places in Kentucky. The bill, introduced by Representatives Susan Westrom (D-79) and Julie Raque-Adams (R-32), overwhelmingly passed...

2013-01-31 23:02:18

A recent study from the Massachusetts General Hospital found a detectable level of the nicotine metabolite, cotinine, in 88% of non-smoking children and adults, indicating that they had been involuntarily exposed to tobacco smoke as a resident of the Boston Housing Authority. National estimates of second-hand smoke exposure, based on data from a previous CDC study were much lower. (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital recently conducted a study of...