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2013-01-16 08:25:23

New Lung Association in California Report Assigns Grades to All California Cities and Counties on Key Tobacco Control Policies and Follows Money Trail to See How Tobacco Industry Addicts Children LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California again falls short in adequately funding tobacco prevention programs to protect children and curb tobacco-caused disease according to the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2013 report released today. The report...

2013-01-14 16:23:28

Disadvantaged Groups Stand to Benefit from Hard-Hitting Tobacco Warnings WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution for Americans each year, but research has repeatedly shown it is not an easy task. Some groups, such as racial/ethnic minorities, have an even harder time quitting. New research suggests hard-hitting graphic tobacco warnings may help smokers of diverse backgrounds who are struggling to quit. A new study by...

2012-12-20 12:26:45

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each December, smokers across America decide to quit as one of their New Year's resolutions. Out of the more than 45 million smokers in the United States, nearly 69 percent want to quit. Tobacco-related disease is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States; smokers, therefore, need to be armed with all of the available information to make the best, most informed choices about the smoking cessation medications and resources available....

2012-12-19 16:22:01

Statement from Legacy(®) President and CEO, Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, Regarding the December 19, 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey Findings WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data released today from the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study shows a continued decline in teen smoking rates in 2012. The survey found that smoking rates fell for all three of the grade levels studied - grades 8, 10 and 12. The decline--from 11.7 percent to 10.6...

Europe Wants To Crack Down On Cigarette Labels, Making Them More Graphic
2012-12-19 16:43:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new proposal may tighten-up the already tight grip on cigarette packaging within the European Union. The law would see that graphic visual and written warnings take up 75 percent of the surface of all cigarette packs, leaving just 25 percent or less for the brand. About 700,000 people die in Europe every year from smoking-related disease, and the costs of treatment run up to $32 billion. The proposed legislation would ban...

2012-12-19 08:26:21

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "Women's legislative group endorses RAI's youth tobacco prevention efforts." Go to RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating companies. We use the website as our primary means of distributing quarterly earnings and other...

2012-12-19 08:24:42

OVIEDO, Fla., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Major tobacco companies are getting in the game and Big Pharma is fighting it tooth and nail via heavily funded special interest groups and anti-smoking groups that maintain the quit or die mentality. Millions of U.S. smokers have made the switch and the industry has grown to over 300 million a year in revenues.Over 25 current studies, trials, and tests stating that the electronic cigarette is 400 to 1200% more effective than NRT's and much safer...

2012-12-18 16:25:52

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lorillard Tobacco Company, along with other participating manufacturers, has agreed to a term sheet with 17 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that resolves disputes under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) involving payment adjustments relating to nonparticipating...

2012-12-18 16:25:51

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has issued the following release: "R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, other manufacturers reach agreement in principle on Master Settlement Agreement payment disputes with states." Go to R.J. Reynolds' website, www.rjrt.com, or Reynolds American Inc.'s website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed...

2012-12-18 08:28:25

UbiQUITous provides smokers with free online quit assistance while deepening the research about the usability and success of quit smoking apps WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research demonstrates that more than 10 million adults annually search for quitting smoking information online, but only a third of searchers reach evidence-based interventions, and even fewer will take advantage of social support recommended by clinical guidelines for treatment. As part of an...