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2011-06-27 07:25:34

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research reveals another reason moms-to-be may want to quit smoking. Babies of women who smoke during pregnancy have lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) -- the good cholesterol that is known to protect against heart disease later in life. Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to many childhood health problems including behavioral problems, neuro-cognitive problems, and sudden infant death. However, it has been unclear what effect prenatal cigarette...

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2011-06-21 12:45:00

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released nine new warning labels that are now mandatory to include onto packs of cigarettes in the most drastic change in smoking-related advertising in 25 years, AP is reporting. The graphic labels depict in startling details the negative effects of prolonged smoking. Among the images to appear are rotting and diseased teeth and gums and a man with a tracheotomy smoking a cigarette. Also included are the corpse of a smoker, diseased lungs, and...

2011-06-21 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown: New cigarette warning labels unveiled today by the Food and Drug Administration will help give us the momentum needed to eradicate tobacco use in our nation. For the first time in 25 years, cigarette warning labels have been dramatically altered to graphically demonstrate the specific, serious health risks associated with smoking and these warnings will not...

2011-06-21 12:11:38

When governments use comprehensive, well-funded tobacco control programs to reduce adult smoking, they also reduce smoking among adolescents. This bonus effect is an important factor to consider as policymakers face pressure to reduce spending on anti-smoking programs. The most effective elements of a tobacco control program include taxes on tobacco, well-funded adult-focused tobacco control programs, well-funded anti-smoking mass media campaigns, and strong indoor smoking restrictions....

2011-06-21 06:35:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The large, graphic cigarette health warnings unveiled today by the Food and Drug Administration represent a milestone in the fight against tobacco use in the United States. The stark new warnings will provide a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent kids from smoking, encourage smokers to quit and make sure all Americans fully understand the deadly consequences of...

2011-06-21 05:48:00

Statement by Legacy President and CEO, Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled the most significant changes made to cigarette labels in 25 years with new graphic warnings covering 50 percent of cigarette packaging. The new labels are intended to make crystal clear to anyone who picks up a pack of cigarettes what the health risks are with tobacco consumption. While the general public knows...

2011-06-21 05:11:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association heralds the announcement today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its final rule requiring graphic health warning labels on all cigarette packages and advertisements. At long last, starting in the fall of 2012, these large, graphic warning labels will appear on the top 50 percent of the front and back of all cigarette packs - replacing the 25 year-old warnings that are ineffective and hidden...

2011-05-26 12:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As federal regulators finalize pending rules for cigarette warning labels in the U.S., it's important to note the tremendous impact of graphic labels and statements in countries where tobacco use is deeply embedded in the culture. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, "Cigarette Package Health Warnings and Interest in Quitting Smoking," states prominent warnings on cigarette packages in countries with high adult smoking...

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2011-05-13 07:57:28

Nicotine-free plastic inhalers may increase a smoker's chance of quitting, according to new research published online in the European Respiratory Journal. This study is the first to assess the effectiveness of using a nicotine-free inhaler to help stop smoking. The research, which was carried out by scientists at the Università di Catania in Italy, analyzed 120 people who were enrolled in a program to help them quit smoking. The participants were split into two groups, with...

2011-04-15 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy® today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on behalf of itself and 17 leading public health organizations, supporting New York City's appeal of a ruling by a federal judge striking down the city's point-of-sale warnings on tobacco products. Legacy, the national public health foundation devoted to keeping young people from smoking and helping all smokers quit, previously filed a brief in support of...


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