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2013-12-09 08:29:48

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Georgia ranks 43rd 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 ) Georgia currently spends $2.2 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 1.9 percent of the $116.5...

2013-12-09 08:29:45

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, the District of Columbia ranks 35th 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 ) D.C. currently spends $495,000 a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 4.7 percent of the...

2013-12-09 08:29:44

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Delaware ranks 3rd 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 ) Delaware currently spends $8.3 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 59.9 percent of the $13.9...

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...

2013-12-05 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...

2013-11-26 12:28:05

OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Nearly 400 tobacco control professionals from across Canada and around the world are gathering at the Westin Ottawa on November 26-27 for the 8(th) National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Delegates will be sharing knowledge and discussing the future of tobacco control in Canada. The conference kicked off on November 25 with an evening youth-led session on youth engagement in tobacco control, which followed an advocacy event on Parliament Hill...

2013-11-25 08:28:39

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Tobacco control professionals from across Canada and around the world will gather in Ottawa next week for the 8th National Conference on Tobacco or Health. The largest meeting of professionals working in tobacco control in Canada takes place November 26-27. Delegates will be sharing knowledge and experiences, and discussing the future of tobacco control in Canada. Dates: November 26-27, 2013 Times: November 26:...

2013-11-21 16:27:02

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Calls on Elected Officials to Increase Funding for New York State Tobacco Control Program NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BODY WORLDS: Pulse--the international health and anatomy exhibition currently on display at Discovery Times Square--is proud to announce its partnership with and support of the American Cancer Society (Society), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City...

2013-11-20 20:23:30

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Hawai`i (Big Island) County Council today has taken bold action to reduce tobacco use and save lives by approving legislation that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Tobacco use kills more than 400,000 Americans, including more than 1,000 people in the state of Hawai`i, each year. Virtually all of...

2013-11-19 12:32:09

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Tobacco control professionals from across Canada and around the world will gather in Ottawa next week for the 8th National Conference on Tobacco or Health. The largest meeting of professionals working in tobacco control in Canada takes place November 26-27. Delegates will be sharing knowledge and experiences, and discussing the future of tobacco control in Canada. Dates: November 26-27, 2013 Times: November 26:...