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2014-06-12 16:25:47

New CDC Data Reinforces Need for FDA Regulation of Cigars WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the results of its 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showing cigar usage rates among high school boys now match those of cigarette smoking (both 16 percent), and alarmingly, among 12(th) grade boys, cigar rates (23 percent) were higher than cigarette rates (20 percent). While the research shows...

2014-06-06 12:25:05

Initiative Aims to Protect Kids from Tobacco Industry's Harmful Practices WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced today that it is establishing a new initiative - the Max Shacknai Center: Shining the Light Project - to expose tobacco industry activities that encourage young people to smoke and support effective action to protect children from tobacco addiction. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The new...

2014-06-03 08:28:10

Freudberg's edgy thriller takes audiobook fans inside a madman's solitary war against death-peddling tobacco companies. It doesn't end pretty. PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the infamous underground novel of revenge Find Virgil, health fanatic Martin Muntor develops lung cancer from second-hand smoke, and he's not amused. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93196 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93195 Muntor, a Philadelphia...

WHO Calls For Higher Taxes On Tobacco Products To Save Lives
2014-05-30 10:48:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference, which is slated for later this year, the UN’s health arm is using World No Tobacco Day to call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco products. The tobacco epidemic results in six million deaths annually across the globe, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers who die from breathing in the toxic second-hand smoke of cigarette users. Unless we act...

2014-05-27 14:51:13

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Allergists warn e-smokers of unknown risks Caveat emptor – or "buyer beware" holds true when it comes to the unknown health effects of e-cigarettes. An article in the June issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines risks, including the ongoing dependence on nicotine and the dual use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes....

2014-05-21 16:27:30

Studies will explore tobacco cessation, smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved five new research grants. The grant awards, which total more than $974,000, will examine topics including tobacco cessation among African American smokers, various smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure among children. The grant recipients are the University of Minnesota, the Center for Energy and...

2014-05-16 23:01:23

The “Join the Movement” Statewide Tour Launches On May 20; Partnership between The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living and WWOZ New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Healthier Air for All Campaign, an initiative of The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), has partnered with WWOZ, a non-profit community-supported radio station in New Orleans, to host a statewide concert tour. The “Join the Movement” Tour is a six-city tour to promote the importance of...

2014-05-16 12:28:02

Bill passage is a victory for children ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Late last night, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Health and Human Services (HHS) Policy Omnibus Bill, which included a provision making Minnesota's foster homes smoke-free. "Smoke-free foster care means protecting Minnesota children from dangerous secondhand smoke," said Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota. "This bill becoming law will ensure healthier homes for...

2014-05-13 08:35:40

Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition, a statewide substance-abuse prevention organization, have been named Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco. They will be honored with the Group Award at a gala in the nation's capital on Thursday (May 15) along with four U.S. regional winners and a national...

2014-05-08 20:24:34

Change will protect thousands of vulnerable children ST. PAUL, Minn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Minnesota Senate passed a Health and Human Services Policy omnibus bill that included a provision to make Minnesota's foster homes smoke-free. "This step is long overdue, and we thank lawmakers for showing they care about kids," said Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota. "The state is the legal guardian of these children, and it is only right we...


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