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2013-12-30 08:24:10

HONOLULU, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline is gearing up with a new campaign to help residents of Hawaii quit smoking for good as part of their New Year's Resolutions. Every New Year's Eve, thousands of people across Hawaii promise to better themselves in the coming year, vowing to give up bad habits in exchange for a healthier lifestyle. For many, this has traditionally been a time to think about their smoking habit, but new smoking bans may encourage people...

2013-12-19 20:21:48

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) We applaud the New York City Council for voting today to include electronic cigarettes in the city's Smoke-Free Air Act and prohibit their use in the same workplaces and public places where cigarette smoking is prohibited. New York City's smoke-free law has worked for more than...

2013-12-19 10:36:31

With no place to puff, smokers are more likely to cut back or quit, researchers say Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the current online issue of Preventive Medicine. "When there's a total smoking ban in the home, we found that smokers are more likely to reduce tobacco...

2013-12-11 12:26:26

Legacy® Announces 2013 Community Activist Award Recipient, Bob Gordon WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people smoke cigarettes at rates nearly 70 percent higher than the general population. Legacy® has long worked to raise awareness of the high prevalence of tobacco use within these communities, highlighting solutions to solve this public health issue. Today, Legacy is proud to present the 2013 Legacy Community...

2013-11-20 12:27:37

Study findings add to prior research demonstrating that graphic health warning labels can prevent smoking and encourage cessation in young adults WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study led by the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy® and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides further evidence that implementation of graphic...

2013-11-18 23:31:07

Smokers who participated in the St. Helena Center for a Smoke-Free Life residential stop-smoking program in Napa Valley have a 57% quit smoking success rate after one year, according to research study published in the September 2013 issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings Journal. St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Smokers who participated in the St. Helena Center for a Smoke-Free Life residential stop-smoking program in Napa Valley have a 57% success rate after one year. Results of...

2013-11-12 16:25:32

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an editorial by Theresa Conejo, R.N. Member, American Heart Association Board of Directors, Great Rivers Affiliate, serving Delaware, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia: Health advocates from across Pennsylvania declared a major partial victory in 2008 with the passage of the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA). At the time of passage, we celebrated a public health milestone - for the first time in...

2013-10-18 11:57:39

Researchers find both effectively reduce tobacco consumption among low-income smokers Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say high-priced cigarettes and smoke-free homes effectively reduce smoking behaviors among low-income individuals – a demographic in which tobacco use has remained comparatively high. Writing in the October 17, 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, principal investigator John P. Pierce, PhD, professor and...

2013-09-20 23:18:23

A New Mexico InventHelp Client has invented the Gaming Video Smoke Eliminator, which is being submitted to companies for review. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 While playing video games in public, I was confronted by a person that was blowing his second hand smoke in my face, and neither of us wanted to move to a different video game machine because we were both winning our respective games," said an inventor and gaming enthusiast from Santa Fe, N.M. "He gave me the finger when...

2013-09-10 12:29:24

Campaign Emphasizes "Children Are Smoke-Free Zones" DENVER, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Supported by Amendment 35 funds, a coalition of Colorado counties is launching the "I Am A Smoke-Free Zone" secondhand smoke campaign this week. The campaign stresses that children are "smoke-free zones." "It's well established and understood that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke," says Dr. Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health. "Exposure to children causes more severe...