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2014-01-30 12:28:56

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) As state legislatures across the country convene their 2014 sessions, a new best practices guide issued today by the CDC leaves them with simply no excuse for failing to fully fund programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. The CDC's Best Practices for Comprehensive...

2014-01-28 23:21:42

Designed by Blue Water Media, http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org Allows the American Lung Association to Track and Grade Tobacco Control Policies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 With the help of award-winning DC web design and development firm, Blue Water Media, the American Lung Association has launched an updated microsite that grades state and federal tobacco control policies. Built in the Convio content management system, http://www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org/ is a...

2014-01-28 16:25:41

Liebling bill would keep children safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The House Health and Human Services Policy Committee heard testimony in support of HF1966 today, a bill that would make foster care homes smoke-free. "Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children, as their bodies are still developing. It is known to cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, respiratory infections, asthma attacks and ear infections," said...

2014-01-22 08:25:34

Lung Association Report Grades All California Cities and Counties On Key Tobacco Control Policies; Reveals Tobacco Use Still a Health Crisis Fifty Years After the First Surgeon General's Report on Smoking LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The battle to reduce tobacco use has all but stalled in most states, including California. Those were the findings of the American Lung Association's 12(th) annual State of Tobacco Control 2014 report released today. Fifty...

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...

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...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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