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US Judge Orders Cigarette Companies To Publicly Admit They Lied About Smoking Dangers
2012-11-28 08:47:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that an estimated 45.3 million adults in the US smoke cigarettes. It also reports that cigarettes, the single leading cause of preventable death in the US, account for nearly 443,000 deaths every year. Now, a US judge is ordering the top three cigarette makers–Philip Morris, Reynolds and Lorillard–to publicly admit that their products are killing America....

2012-11-27 20:22:23

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) A federal judge today ordered tobacco companies to admit that they have deliberately deceived the American public and finally tell the truth about their deadly and addictive products and fraudulent marketing. Today's ruling is a critical step toward ending decades of tobacco industry deception that has...

Smoking In The Car Quickly Exposes Children To Toxic Pollutants
2012-11-23 07:21:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Exposure to second hand smoke increases up to 30 percent for kids sitting in the back seat of a car with a smoker in the front, with pollutant levels exceeding those found in restaurants, bars, and casinos, according to new research published in the journal Tobacco Control. The findings are based on 22 assessments of the air quality inside a stationary vehicle after three cigarettes had been smoked over the course of one hour....

2012-11-20 12:20:30

Air pollution from secondhand smoke five times higher outside smoking rooms and other designated smoking areas than in smoke-free airports ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Average air pollution levels from secondhand smoke directly outside designated smoking areas in airports are five times higher than levels in smoke-free airports, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study conducted in five large hub U.S. airports also showed...

Kids Of Mothers Who Smoked During Pregnancy Show Reading Deficits
2012-11-20 08:44:19

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the Yale School of Medicine recently discovered that mothers who smoked during pregnancy affected the reading scores of their infants, so much so that the children scored lower on exams that measured the accuracy of their ability to read aloud and to comprehend the reading material that they had in front of them. In particular, the mothers included in the research project smoked over one pack per day during their...

2012-11-15 16:27:59

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 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) A report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the nation's largest cities have made enormous progress in implementing smoke-free laws that apply to all workplaces, including restaurants and bars, but there is still much work to do to protect...

2012-11-15 12:28:12

Statement from ACS CAN President on CDC Report, Released on American Cancer Society's 37(th) Great American Smokeout WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of 30 of America's 50 largest cities are currently covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws, compared to just one city in 2010, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). The article, entitled "Comprehensive Smoke-free...

2012-11-13 12:27:59

Tobacco Atlas estimates 1 billion people will die worldwide during 21st century if they don't quit smoking ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Society marks the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. An estimated one billion people worldwide will die during the 21st century because of tobacco use,...

Lung Cancer Susceptibility In Asian Women Linked To Gene variations
2012-11-12 10:54:28

NIH/National Cancer Institute An international group of scientists has identified three genetic regions that predispose Asian women who have never smoked to lung cancer. The finding provides further evidence that risk of lung cancer among never-smokers, especially Asian women, may be associated with certain unique inherited genetic characteristics that distinguishes it from lung cancer in smokers. Lung cancer in never-smokers is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and...

2012-11-07 12:26:44

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Susan M. Liss Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) North Dakota voters on Tuesday delivered a big win for health by approving Measure 4, which enacts a statewide law requiring all restaurants, bars and other workplaces to be smoke-free. The new law will protect everyone's right to breathe clean air, free of harmful secondhand smoke. No one should have...