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2013-12-09 08:29:41

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Connecticut ranks 34th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Connecticut currently spends $3 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 6.8 percent of the...

2013-12-06 12:23:22

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Because many adult smokers began smoking during adolescence, preventing teenagers from trying cigarettes is critical. Virtually all American students receive anti-smoking education, and there has been no weakening of restrictions on tobacco advertising. The cost of cigarettes--usually a strong...

2013-12-05 16:25:34

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a letter to Ambassador Michael Froman from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and other organizations (undersigned): Dear Ambassador Froman: We seek your explicit commitment that the U.S. will not propose or agree to any provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that would undermine the domestic sovereign rights of participating countries to adopt or maintain measures to reduce tobacco use and to...

2013-11-25 12:28:03

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the 8th National Conference on Tobacco or Health Youth Stream co-presented by the Ontario Lung Association's Youth Advocacy Training Institute and the Tobacco Control Area Network of Eastern Ontario, youth from across Canada will be holding an event at Parliament Hill to encourage the Federal Government to ban all flavours in all tobacco products. Many flavoured tobacco products are enticing to youth and are packaged to look like lip-gloss,...

2013-11-25 12:27:11

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 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) A new study in the scientific journal Tobacco Control provides powerful new evidence that graphic warning labels on cigarette packs are effective in reducing smoking rates. The study also finds that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vastly underestimated the impact that proposed...

2013-11-21 23:25:45

Former Smoker Dedicated to helping Celebrities Quit Smoking to deter teens from lighting up Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Today is the American Cancer Society’s 37th annual Great American Smokeout. http://bit.ly/WtsMaq Ex-smoker Craig Nabat, Founder of Freedom Laser Therapy, a Los Angeles based nicotine addiction clinic supports the American Cancer Society's cause of persuading smokers to quit smoking and becoming healthier. Nabat claims that his 10-year old nicotine...

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...

2013-11-15 10:47:15

A new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls into question whether existing federal and voluntary standards for alcohol advertisements curtail potentially damaging content and protect public health. The researchers examined nearly 1,800 different ads for beer, spirits and alcopops that appeared between 2008 and 2010 in national magazines; they found that while the ads largely adhered to existing regulations...

2013-10-30 20:25:09

Bills will stop tobacco discounting, raise tobacco sale age to 21 WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 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) Today New York City has once again taken historic action to further reduce tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death. We commend the New York City Council for approving bills that establish a...

2013-10-03 16:23:07

Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association and American Lung Association WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our public health organizations are deeply disappointed that Gov. John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Legislature have missed an opportunity to reduce smoking and save lives by passing a bill that includes only a 13-cent increase in the state cigarette tax. This trivial cigarette tax increase...