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2014-08-12 08:27:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Legacy's truth® campaign has been the boldest and most successful media campaign ever conducted to prevent youth tobacco use in the United States. So it is uniquely important for America's kids and health that Legacy has announced that is launching a new generation of truth® aimed...

2014-07-31 16:27:30

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO A new government study published today shows that 17.4 million Americans - 7.3 percent of U.S. adults - smoke cigars every day, some days or rarely. This study shows that cigar smoking is a serious public health problem that must be addressed through strategies such as Food and Drug...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

distracted driving up in teens
2014-06-13 05:36:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of teenagers who smoke cigarettes is at a 22-year-low, but nearly half of all high school students report having texted or emailed while driving, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Thursday. The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report found cigarette smoking rates among high school students has dropped to 15.7 percent. However, the CDC study, which...

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...

2014-06-12 16:25:43

But More Must be Done to Further Drive Down Cigarette Smoking and Stubbornly High Rates of Cigar and Smokeless Tobacco Use WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO In terrific news for America's health, the CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released today shows that the smoking rate among high school students dropped to...

2014-06-03 08:28:44

New Report Offers a Global Perspective on Tobacco in America WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), examines U.S. tobacco control efforts in the fifty years since the release of the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health - viewed through a global lense. Tobacco is the number one cause of...

2014-05-31 23:08:00

Church affirms World Health Organization's 2014 emphasis of raising tobacco taxes. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Adventist News Network The Seventh-day Adventist Church is one of many groups joining the World Health Organization to mark May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. The Adventist Church is supporting this year’s theme, “Raising Tobacco Taxes”, which is a core policy recommendation of the Church’s 1996 statement on tobacco. A statement from the World Health...

2014-03-24 12:31:44

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO While the United States as a whole has made significant progress in reducing smoking, smoking rates vary dramatically by county even within the same state, according to a study published today by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The study provides new...

2014-03-13 12:31:58

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Nevada will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.