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2013-06-04 16:21:02

IRVING, Texas, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AARC is mourning the loss of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), whose roots with the American Association for Respiratory Care run deep because of the airline smoking legislation he sponsored. The AARC championed a ban of smoking on airlines back in the late 1980s by enlisting the support of AARC members across the country, who went out to the nation's airports to survey the flying public about smoking on commercial airline flights and...

2013-06-02 23:14:12

On May 31, the day before the federal anti-smoking law comes into force across Russia, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics marked the World No Tobacco Day. (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 On May 31, the day before the federal anti-smoking law comes into force across Russia, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics marked the World No Tobacco Day. Olympic and Paralympic Games organizers traditionally play an active role in the fight against smoking. The Games in Sochi will be the twelfth ones...

2013-05-15 12:34:13

95-cent tax increase would bring in $50 million in new annual state revenue HARTFORD, Conn., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today by a group of Connecticut public health advocates shows 70 percent of voters support a 95-cent increase in the state cigarette tax as a way to prevent kids from smoking and help address the state budget. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Representatives from the American Cancer Society Cancer...

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...

2013-04-30 10:53:54

Smoking prevention in schools reduces the number of young people who will later become smokers, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. For young people who have never smoked, these programs appear to be effective at least one year after implementation. Smoking causes five million preventable deaths every year, a number predicted to rise to eight million by 2030. It is thought that around a quarter of young people may smoke by age 13-15. With a history...

NYC Officials Try To Raise Smoking Age To 21
2013-04-23 12:31:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Undeterred by his latest loss on a city-wide soda ban, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is forging ahead with his newest health initiative — raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. Bloomberg issued this proposal yesterday as a part of his decade-long campaign against tobacco, which included higher taxes on cigarettes and banning smoking in city parks. Most recently, he proposed a law which would require all vendors who sell...

2013-04-22 12:31:28

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) New York City has led the nation and the world in fighting tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council members today have taken an important step to build on this progress by proposing legislation that prohibits the...

2013-04-16 11:04:11

Figures add up to around 1900 fewer such admissions among adults every year This adds up to around 1900 fewer such admissions every year, the authors calculate, and confirms the value of public health interventions, such as smoking bans, they say. They base their findings on the number of emergency admissions for asthma among adults aged 16 and over in England between April 1997 and December 2010. Smoking in all public places was banned in July 2007 in England, where the prevalence...

2013-04-11 12:31:44

American Cancer Society, American Heart Association Are Key Partners PRINCETON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today announced an ambitious, three-year collaboration to accelerate progress in reducing tobacco use, the nation's leading cause of preventable death. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/DC93271-INFO) (Logo:...

2013-03-28 12:30:20

Legacy Supports 2013 Tips From Former Smokers Campaign WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tobacco industry spends more than $8 billion a year on marketing its products, making the battle against the tobacco epidemic one of the greatest public health challenges. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the bold Tips from Former Smokers campaign, underscoring the message to smokers and...