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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...

2010-02-24 07:30:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and a staggering six million people worldwide will lose their lives to tobacco next year. Today, Legacy(SM) and the Ad Council have partnered to help smokers "re-learn" life without cigarettes with EX®, a national quit smoking campaign sponsored by the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation (NATC), in order to help the 43 million Americans who smoke to...

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2010-02-01 14:05:55

Smoking affects your cardiac health both before and after a major event like a heart attack. But how much? And does cutting back instead of quitting have a positive effect as well? There are definitive answers in a new study from Tel Aviv University, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. The research found that quitting smoking after a heart attack has about the same positive effect as other major interventions such as lipid-lowering agents like statins or more invasive procedures....

2010-01-19 12:29:40

Adverse events in childhood have been linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing lung cancer in later life. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health describe how the link is partly explained by raised rates of cigarette smoking in victims of childhood trauma, but note that other factors may also be to blame. David Brown and Robert Anda, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA, worked with a team of researchers to study the effects...