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2013-11-17 12:20:18

HONOLULU, Nov. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Several community organizations throughout the islands are celebrating the American Cancer Society's 38(th) annual Great American Smokeout with events in November to encourage smokers to quit smoking for good. Held on November 21, 2013, the Great American Smokeout is an annual nationwide event created to encourage smokers to set a quit date for smoking. For the first time ever in Hawaii, people who want to quit smoking during the Great...

2013-11-01 23:03:40

Independent insurance agency, Ross Insurance, encourages its Massachusetts community to participate in the Great American Smokeout on November 21, 2013. Holyoke, MA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Ross Insurance, a Massachusetts-based independent insurance agency, encourages all smokers in the Massachusetts community to take part in the Great American Smokeout this year. Dating back at least 38 years ago, the Great American Smokeout has been held on the third Thursday of November. The American...

Most Smokers Think About Quitting On Mondays
2013-10-29 10:12:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many of us might think about breaking a bad habit on New Year’s Day, a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found that Mondays are actually when most smokers are likely to think about quitting. To reach their findings, researchers tracked global Google search records from 2008 to 2012 in English, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish and looked specifically for patterns of searches related to...

2013-10-23 08:31:37

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) announced today its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Third Quarter Highlights -- Net sales increased 10.0% over last year to $1.827 billion. -- Reported (GAAP) diluted earnings per share decreased 4.2% versus last year to $0.69. -- Adjusted (Non-GAAP) operating income increased 12.5% over last year to $541 million. -- Adjusted (Non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share...

2013-10-09 23:27:26

Celerity’s data analysis expertise aids Washington State in proving it was diligent in enforcing a key provision of the agreement. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Celerity Consulting Group (“Celerity”) has played a key role in helping the Washington State Attorney General’s office win a major arbitration decision (JAMS Ref. No 1100053390 "2003 NPM Adjustment Proceedings") in its continuing efforts to enforce the 25-year Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement...

2013-10-02 16:24:40

State Will Maintain Direct Services and Mandatory Healthcare Programs HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office recently notified the administration that the state's annual share of the tobacco master settlement agreement will be reduced by an estimated $180 million, or 60 percent of the state's base tobacco payment, as a result of a decision by an arbitration panel to address claims from 2003. The decision has immediate...

2013-09-25 16:25:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama has proposed to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes. In Montana, this initiative would provide 1,528 more children from low- and moderate-income families with access to high-quality preschool in the first year alone and prevent 5,300 kids from becoming addicted smokers, according to a report released today by nine organizations that focus on early learning and/or public...

2013-09-25 12:30:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama has proposed to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes. In Tennessee, this initiative would provide 7,861 more children from low- and moderate-income families with access to high-quality preschool in the first year alone and prevent 48,400 kids from becoming addicted smokers, according to a report released today by nine organizations that focus on early learning and/or...

2013-09-25 12:30:29

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama has proposed to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes. In Washington, this initiative would provide 7,451 more children from low- and moderate-income families with access to high-quality preschool in the first year alone and prevent 20,100 kids from becoming addicted smokers, according to a report released today by nine organizations that focus on early learning and/or...

2013-09-25 12:30:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama has proposed to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes. In Nevada, this initiative would provide 3,923 more children from low- and moderate-income families with access to high-quality preschool in the first year alone and prevent 12,900 kids from becoming addicted smokers, according to a report released today by nine organizations that focus on early learning and/or public...