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2010-11-11 06:00:00

Corpses, bald cancer patients, diseased lungs and teeth are among the many images the federal government is proposing for larger, more graphic warning labels that would cover half of each pack of cigarettes sold in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the proposed regulations on Wednesday, which call for "bolder health warnings" on cigarette packages and tobacco advertisements. "Every day, almost 4,000 youth try a cigarette for the first time and...

2010-11-10 17:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our national strategy to end tobacco addiction has stalled, putting the nation's health and economic well-being at risk," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group, and author of The Latina Guide to Health. "Today's announcement will help tell the truth about tobacco with stronger and more graphic warnings on cigarette packs and in...

2010-11-10 12:48:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy applauds HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its bold new effort announced today to dramatically reduce the number of American lives lost annually to tobacco-related disease. Still the number one preventable cause of death, tobacco continues to claim more than 400,000 lives each year in the United States....

2010-11-10 10:29:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /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) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The national tobacco prevention strategy announced today by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provides a timely and much-needed shot in the arm for the nation's efforts to combat tobacco use, the number...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

Partnership Illustrates the Cause and Effect of Smoking on the Body WASHINGTON and ATLANTA, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Premier Exhibitions Inc., organizers of BODIES...The Exhibition, and Legacy, creators of the EX campaign, announced a partnership aimed to empower and encourage the more than 46 million smokers throughout the United States to take the first steps to quit and to draw attention to the effects of smoking on the human...

2010-09-07 05:18:00

WAVERLY, Tenn., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic cigarette sales and popularity continues to increase on a daily basis despite the US Food and Drug Administration's attempts to label the products as unsafe and untested for their intended purpose. Thousands of electronic cigarette reviews online dispute the stance of the FDA, many of them stating that the products have not only been tested, but by and large have been found to be less harmful than traditional cigarettes. The American...

2010-08-11 07:35:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- James "The Road Runner" Thomas, a well-known runner, quit smoking seven years ago: "I never really smoked much, but I did always enjoy it." Like many, Thomas gave up cigarettes for health reasons and because he knew smoking would hold him back from achieving the success he trained so diligently for as a runner. For many ex-smokers this has been the end of the story, but Thomas actually started smoking again earlier this year: "My brother-in-law showed me...

2010-06-17 14:22:00

American Lung Association offers smokers resources to quit WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective June 22, 2010, the most popular selling cigarettes - light cigarettes - will be phased out as part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which was signed into law on June 22, 2009. This historic day provides an opportunity for the 70 percent of smokers who want to quit to finally end their addiction to these deadly products. At long last, the terms...

2010-05-05 16:23:00

A Gift of American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking(R) Online Could Help You Celebrate Many More Mother's Days WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America, and its toll on women -- including mothers --is tragic. This Mother's Day, the American Lung Association suggests that a membership to Freedom From Smoking® Online (www.ffsonline.org) could be the gift that not only lasts a lifetime, but can lead to a...

2010-04-23 05:00:00

TEMECULA, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hop-on (Pink Sheets: HPNN) and USAcig, Inc. announced that they sent their plea to the State Senator of New York, Thomas K. Duane, on banning electronic cigarettes. Who is really behind this legislation? Re: Health Committee legislation to ban sales of "electronic cigarettes" (S7234 & A9529) Who is really behind this legislation? Dear Senator Duane: USAcig, Inc. and its customers hereby request that you OPPOSE S7234 & A9529...


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