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2009-11-18 10:10:00

Quit Resources, Tips Available at DeterminedtoQuit.com HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health is offering support to help Pennsylvania smokers give up tobacco for good during the 34th annual Great American Smokeout on Nov.

2009-11-12 12:11:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matthew L.

2009-09-02 14:47:00

Health department focusing efforts on reaching groups still smoking at higher rates OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington's adult smoking rate has hit a new low for the sixth consecutive year.

2009-08-12 08:30:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent increase in the tobacco tax, many Floridians are faced with a tough decision in these already hard economic times - do they pay the extra dollar per pack or quit smoking for good.

2009-07-01 15:30:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Florida state tobacco tax will increase by $1.00, the biggest of its kind in Florida history, to a total of $1.34 per pack, as part of the Protecting Florida's Health Act.

2009-06-29 18:02:13

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2009-06-26 09:47:51

Because tobacco use impairs military readiness, harms the health of soldiers and veterans, and imposes a substantial financial burden on the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, these agencies should implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve the Defense Department's stated goal of a tobacco-free military, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

2009-06-22 09:00:00

Pilot program kicks off in Northwestern PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate pregnant smokers about the harms of tobacco use on their unborn babies, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Northwestern Pennsylvania (NWPA) Tobacco Control Program are launching a new smoking cessation campaign to target the 28 percent of pregnant women who smoke in that region of the state.

2009-06-04 12:43:00

DeterminedToQuit.com translated to Estoydecidido.com for Latino Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Everette James today announced the launch of Estoydecidido.com, a resource tool to help Latino residents of Pennsylvania go tobacco free. Estoydecidido.com -- which translates to "I am determined" -- is the Spanish version of the state's popular DeterminedToQuit.com site.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.