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Over Time Warning Labels Lead To Increased Purchases
2014-01-17 10:22:54

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Numerous products, such as cigarettes and medications, have elaborate warning labels that caution consumers about their risks. Most people would assume these warnings help lead people to make safer choices about the products. Surprisingly, new research has discovered warning labels often have the opposite effect. According to Dr. Yael Steinhart of Tel Aviv University’s Recanati Business School, Professor Ziv Carmon of INSEAD in...

2014-01-17 04:20:50

ClearWay MinnesotaSM looks to next steps in reducing tobacco's harm MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Surgeon General's Office will release a new report on smoking and health. The report, which comes 50 years after the first ever Surgeon General's report on smoking, will cover the history of tobacco use over the last half-century, share new findings on health effects from smoking and discuss how to end the continuing tobacco use epidemic. (Photo:...

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...

2014-01-13 12:27:18

Legislation would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act, place products behind counters ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, made this statement today, reacting to bills introduced by Representative Laurie Halverson (DFL-Eagan) and Representative Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) that would treat e-cigarettes like conventional cigarettes under the Freedom to Breathe Act, Minnesota's smoke-free policy....

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...

2013-12-30 08:24:10

HONOLULU, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline is gearing up with a new campaign to help residents of Hawaii quit smoking for good as part of their New Year's Resolutions. Every New Year's Eve, thousands of people across Hawaii promise to better themselves in the coming year, vowing to give up bad habits in exchange for a healthier lifestyle. For many, this has traditionally been a time to think about their smoking habit, but new smoking bans may encourage people...

2013-12-20 23:04:39

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation recently hosted a workshop on creating safe and healthy smokefree casino jobs. Don Buenger, a Principal with the architectural firm Urban Design Group, was invited to speak about designing smokefree casino environments, and he was presented with an award for his firm’s innovative work. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Donald C. Buenger, AIA, LEED AP, Principal with Urban Design Group (UDG), recently spoke about design considerations...

2013-12-19 10:36:31

With no place to puff, smokers are more likely to cut back or quit, researchers say Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the current online issue of Preventive Medicine. "When there's a total smoking ban in the home, we found that smokers are more likely to reduce tobacco...

2013-12-11 12:26:26

Legacy® Announces 2013 Community Activist Award Recipient, Bob Gordon WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people smoke cigarettes at rates nearly 70 percent higher than the general population. Legacy® has long worked to raise awareness of the high prevalence of tobacco use within these communities, highlighting solutions to solve this public health issue. Today, Legacy is proud to present the 2013 Legacy Community...

2013-12-09 12:27:55

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Alaska ranks 2nd 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 ) Counting both state funding and a federal grant, Alaska has budgeted $11.2 million this year for tobacco prevention and cessation...