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2013-06-20 23:25:17

With the resignation of Dr. Regina Benjamin, Gerard Farrell, Executive Director of the advocacy group Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS, advises President Obama should promote an experienced, career officer to serve as the Surgeon General. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 In an e-mail to staff and her Commissioned Corps officers across the country on June 12, Dr. Regina Benjamin announced her resignation as 18th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service. She wrote, "I will leave...

2011-08-04 09:17:00

Kennedy agrees with 70% of voters that it's time for Indianapolis to go smoke-free WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of her commitment to public health and pledge to sign a comprehensive smoke-free law, the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund is proud to endorse Melina Kennedy for Mayor of Indianapolis. Kennedy is the only candidate for mayor with a clear commitment to supporting and signing a comprehensive smoke-free law that applies to all workplaces and...

2011-04-21 12:38:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the strong momentum across the country to pass smoke-free workplace laws that protect all workers and the public from the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. The CDC report finds that in the past 10 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted...

2010-11-02 22:06:00

Statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The people of South Dakota delivered a historic victory for health and the right to breathe clean air by overwhelmingly approving Referred Question 12 that makes almost all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and gaming facilities, smoke-free. With bipartisan support, South Dakota is the 29th state to pass a strong smoke-free law that includes all restaurants...

2010-08-19 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The San Antonio City Council today delivered a historic victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by passing an ordinance to make all workplaces, including all restaurants and bars, smoke-free. We urge...

2010-04-09 14:28:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We applaud the U.S. Navy for acting to protect sailors' health by adopting a new policy that bans smoking below decks aboard all Navy submarines. This policy recognizes that secondhand smoke is a serious, scientifically proven threat to human health, and no one should be exposed to it in the workplace, including the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. This policy...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.