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2012-04-24 10:24:51

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /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) It is appalling that several prominent U.S. business organizations have threatened retaliation against New Zealand if it pursues innovative proposals to reduce tobacco use. It sends the wrong message to the world about the priorities of American business when these organizations oppose...

2012-03-05 11:23:00

Marketing Strategies Entice Kids, Discourage Quitting, Target Minority Communities WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco companies have enlisted convenience stores as their most important partners in marketing tobacco products and fighting policies that reduce tobacco use, thereby enticing kids to use tobacco and harming the nation's health, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations. (Logo:...

2012-02-15 12:07:00

Health groups say everyone has the right to breathe clean air inside workplaces, including casinos, restaurants and bars JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today finds that Mississippi voters overwhelmingly support a law prohibiting smoking inside all workplaces and public places. By a margin of more than two-to-one (68 percent to 29 percent), Mississippi voters support a law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and...

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2010-11-23 12:31:12

Putting tobacco out of sight in shops can change the attitude of young people to smoking, while not hitting retailers in the pocket, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered. Academics from the University's UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies looked at the effect of the removal of tobacco displays in the Republic of Ireland, ahead of similar legislation which is due to come into force in the UK. The findings are published today in the journal Tobacco Control. In one study...

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2009-11-12 05:50:00

Africans face a surge in cancer deaths amid growing rates of tobacco use and a lack of laws that protect people from second-hand smoke, according to a joint report released Wednesday by the Global Smokefree Partnership and the American Cancer Society (ACS). The continent, which accounts for 14 percent of the world's population, has just four percent of the world's smokers today.   But African nations are set to undergo the highest increase in the rate of tobacco use among developing...

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2009-06-30 15:07:02

On Tuesday, the European Union commission announced its plans to have public places in Europe smoke-free by 2012. "It is my firm belief that each and every European merits full protection from tobacco smoke," said EU Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou. "There is a wave of support from the general public and we will work with member states to make this a reality," she added. Currently, of the 27 EU countries, 10 have comprehensive smoke-free laws. Britain and Ireland have been among the...