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2014-06-23 08:26:23

FDA Urged to Stop Harmful Changes Made by Tobacco Industry WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly, according to a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The report, titled Designed for Addiction, details how tobacco companies purposely...

2014-03-28 08:27:29

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-three leading public health and medical organizations are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make it a priority to regulate how cigarettes are manufactured and stop tobacco industry practices that have made cigarettes even more deadly and addictive than they were 50 years ago. In a letter sent this week to Mitchell Zeller, Director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, the health groups urged the FDA to...

2014-03-13 12:30:36

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in New York will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual...

2014-03-04 16:27:36

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO President Obama today again called for bold action to protect our children from tobacco addiction and save lives, urging Congress to increase the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and similarly increase taxes on other tobacco products. The evidence is clear that increasing the...

2014-01-30 23:33:27

The Surgeon General’s Report, “The Health Consequences of Smoking--Fifty Years of Progress,” clearly states that tobacco prevention efforts are key to ending the tobacco epidemic. Journeyworks Publishing has decades of experience creating effective prevention materials and stands with the Surgeon General -- ready to win the fight against tobacco’s deadly toll. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Since the Surgeon General’s first report in 1964, about 20 million people have...

2014-01-17 12:25:00

Legacy Foundation: 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health Underscores the Urgency to Eliminate Burned Tobacco Cigarettes, Save the Next Generation WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's release of the US Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health is a watershed moment, marking the 50th anniversary since the first report in 1964 that forever changed Americans' understanding of the deadly consequences of tobacco use and...

2014-01-17 00:21:50

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Fifty years after the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, the new Surgeon General's report released today shows that cigarette smoking is even more hazardous than previously thought. This report documents that smoking causes even more diseases, kills even more people and...

2014-01-15 23:01:01

Interviews with Arizona tobacco-control advocates; experts available for scheduling Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964 smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. On Friday, Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m. ET (7:30...

2014-01-10 23:20:33

Together with the Office of the Surgeon General, the Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of "Smoking and Health." The seminal report by the 9th Surgeon General of the Public Health Service led to a tobacco campaign which has saved millions of lives. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 It saved millions of lives in the U.S. and abroad. Released 50 years ago, Surgeon General Luther Terry's report Smoking and...

2014-01-10 08:23:26

New film on smoking may be hazardous to viewers' preconceptions TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While public health officials across the US celebrate the 50(th) anniversary this month of the landmark Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, a veteran anti-smoking activist argues in a provocative new documentary that efforts to reduce smoking have become more symbol than substance. Blowing Smoke: The Lost Legacy of the Surgeon General's Report, a...


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