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2013-05-29 09:32:34

When assessing information presented by the tobacco industry, the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory bodies in other countries, should be aware that they are dealing with companies with a long history of intentionally misleading the public. They therefore should actively protect their public-health policies on smoking from the commercial interests of the tobacco industry and not consider the industry as a stakeholder, concludes a study by experts from the US...

Public Smoking Bans Are Driving Down Hospitalization Rates For Heart Attack
2012-10-30 10:36:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a rise in ER visits due to obesity, diabetes and other common health issues, the ban on smoking in restaurants and other public establishments have led to a sharp decline in hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes and respiratory illnesses such as asthma and emphysema, according to new analysis of several studies. The analysis, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, covers 45 studies from more...

2012-09-25 10:25:01

Report Chronicles How Various Pacific Islander Groups Work Together, Share Resources to Combat Tobacco Use WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new monograph from Legacy® and the Pacific Partnership for Tobacco Free Islands (PPFTI) puts a spotlight on the issue of tobacco use in the U.S. Associated Pacific Islands (USAPI), presenting both challenges and solutions. The report, titled Pacific Partnership for Tobacco Free Islands: Weaving Together Our Resources and...

2012-03-22 06:25:48

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids SINGAPORE, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore that he will commit an additional $220 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to more than $600 million. Today's announcement continues the unprecedented and visionary leadership Mayor...

New Doubts Surface About Nicotine Replacement Therapies
2012-01-10 11:51:15

According to a rigorous long-term study of so-called nicotine replacement therapy, nicotine gum and patches that millions of smokers use to help kick their habit have no lasting benefit and may backfire in some cases, reports Benedict Carey for the NY Times. The study of 787 people attempting to quit smoking over a period of several years is likely to inflame a long-running debate about the value of nicotine alternatives. In surveys smokers who have used the over-the-counter products,...

2011-10-06 11:37:00

Statement from Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO, Legacy WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a collaboration to conduct a large-scale, national study of tobacco use in the United States. The objective of the study is to monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of the new government tobacco regulations since the FDA gained regulatory authority over...

2011-10-04 10:20:00

New Study Reveals that Movies with Smoking Make Less Money WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research report finds that smoke-free movies make more money at the box office than movies with smoking. Exposure to smoking in movies has been a problem that researchers say can influence up to 200,000 youth to light up for the first time every year. Public health authorities, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization,...

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2011-08-24 17:29:08

  Researchers found that governments are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into major motion pictures that depict smoking. The study found that those subsidies, along with government inaction on stricter ratings for movies that depict smoking, also promote youth smoking and undermine anti-tobacco programs. About 70 percent of all released PG-13 movies in California subsidized under the state's program depict smoking, according to the research. "California's state film...

2011-07-14 12:13:00

Decrease in Smoking in Movies Varies by Studio WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the summer movie blockbuster season in full swing, a new report published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) addresses the public health problem of smoking in youth-rated movies. New data in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reveals substantial drops in on-screen smoking in top-grossing youth-rated films. The progress was, however,...

2011-02-23 09:35:00

"Redefining Cool'' Invites Careful Examination of Cigarette Use in Movies and Their Role as a Deadly Health Threat to Young Audiences WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to protect youth from the negative impact of smoking in movies, Legacy, best known for its truth(® )youth smoking prevention campaign, is asking aspiring filmmakers to think twice before using cigarettes as props in film. With the help of actress and activist Daryl Hannah,...