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2013-06-17 12:28:43

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Related Companies today announced the launch of a portfolio-wide smoke free initiative for all of Related's over 40,000 luxury, workforce and affordable rental residences. Related, the premier brand of luxury rental residences and multi-family housing, owns and operates buildings across the country in 17 states. Today's announcement follows the successful completion of a pilot program commenced in 2009 when Tribeca Green and The Sierra became...

2013-06-03 12:30:37

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg this morning. Our nation has lost a true leader, who among his many accomplishments fought passionately to protect our nation's kids and health from the deadly scourge of tobacco use. Throughout his career, Senator Lautenberg...

2013-05-31 12:23:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of "World No Tobacco Day'' today, the Department of Health recognized communities in southeastern Pennsylvania for participating in the state's Young Lungs at Play program. Young Lungs at Play is a statewide program that promotes the establishment of tobacco-free parks and playgrounds by educating municipal officials on the risks and dangers of second-hand smoke and tobacco litter. "Each year, 18,500 Pennsylvania youth under...

2013-05-29 09:32:34

When assessing information presented by the tobacco industry, the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory bodies in other countries, should be aware that they are dealing with companies with a long history of intentionally misleading the public. They therefore should actively protect their public-health policies on smoking from the commercial interests of the tobacco industry and not consider the industry as a stakeholder, concludes a study by experts from the US...

2013-05-22 12:28:14

World No Tobacco Day, May 31, Calls for Ban of Tobacco Advertising and Promotion PHOENIX, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona teens have united this month in the global fight to end tobacco use. As members of the statewide anti-tobacco youth coalition STAND (Students Taking a New Direction), they are working to shed light on the dangers of tobacco use and will host a variety of events to mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31--led internationally by the World Health Organization (WHO),...

2013-05-21 23:03:18

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure. Now, a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Dayton Children´s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University has found a possible similar effect in children with kidney disease who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for...

2013-05-21 14:46:28

Both fine-particle air pollution and noise pollution may increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to German researchers who have conducted a large population study, in which both factors were considered simultaneously. "Many studies have looked at air pollution, while others have looked at noise pollution," said study leader Barbara Hoffmann, MD, MPH, a professor of environmental epidemiology at the IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine...

Non-Smoking Hotel Rooms Still Expose Guests To Third-Hand Smoke
2013-05-15 05:24:42

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study conducted by researchers from San Diego State University (SDSU) and published in the journal Tobacco Control suggests that guests staying in hotels that allow smoking are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of tobacco and carcinogens even if they choose a non-smoking room. Study author Dr. Georg Matt at the Department of Psychology at SDSU reports, "Our findings demonstrate that some non-smoking...

2013-05-14 23:01:50

Online Insurance Marketplace (http://www.onlineinsurancemarketplace.com), announces new blog, “Dangers associated with passive smoking!”. (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Online Insurance Marketplace has released a blog presenting the dangers associated with passive smoking! Studies reveal that passive smoking is just as dangerous as active smoking. The risks undertaken by people who surround themselves with cigarette smoke are horrifying: lung cancer, pneumonia, bronchitis, coronary heart...

2013-05-09 20:25:37

The tobacco industry has been under attack for decades. The first warnings that cigarette smoking could potentially cause harm came out in the middle of last century. SHEFFIELD, England, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The tobacco industry has been under attack for decades. The first warnings that cigarette smoking could potentially cause harm came out in the middle of last century. As further evidence has mounted against first and secondhand smoking, bans have started to crop up...