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2013-11-27 12:22:08

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 /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) The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports legislation introduced in the New York City Council to include electronic cigarettes in the city's clean indoor air law. This legislation will further the fundamental purpose of the law - to protect everyone's right to breathe...

2013-11-25 12:27:11

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /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) A new study in the scientific journal Tobacco Control provides powerful new evidence that graphic warning labels on cigarette packs are effective in reducing smoking rates. The study also finds that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vastly underestimated the impact that proposed...

2013-11-20 12:27:37

Study findings add to prior research demonstrating that graphic health warning labels can prevent smoking and encourage cessation in young adults WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study led by the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy® and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides further evidence that implementation of graphic...

Smoking Cigarettes Can Take A Full Decade Off Your Life
2013-10-14 06:02:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two-thirds of all smokers die as a result of their tobacco-based habit, and lighting-up on a regular basis can reduce a person’s lifespan by a full decade, researchers from the Sax Institute in Australia claim in a new study. According to a report by the Australian Associated Press (AAP), the researchers reviewed four years’ worth of health records belonging to over 200,000 Australians as part of the ‘45 and Up Study.' They...

2013-09-30 16:25:12

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. faces several unresolved public policy crises including a federal government shutdown, and yet officials are trying to create a problem where none exists. Some U.S. Senators and state attorneys general, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), have launched a bad-faith campaign against electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the low-risk alternative to smoking. E-cigarettes are being used almost exclusively by adult...

2013-09-30 14:16:30

UMD researcher urges stronger regulation of tobacco advertising Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos, according to a study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD SPH) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined the reach of tobacco and cigarette marketing among some of the world's most vulnerable...

2013-09-26 13:09:13

People on health related social networking sites more likely to abstain from smoking Smoking is a major public health problem, killing approximately 443,000 people every year in the United States. Quitting smoking can have a profound effect on a person's health, but it is also one of the hardest addictions to kick. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that people who engage in health specific social networking sites found it easier to quit smoking. Joe Phua,...

2013-09-07 16:20:18

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONGRESS, BARCELONA, September 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joint-initiative between European Commission and FC Barcelona recognised for boosting smoking cessation in Europe Today, the European Lung Foundation (ELF) and The European Respiratory Society (ERS) announce that the European Commission / FC Barcelona'Quit Smoking with Barca'programme (http://www.quitsmokingwithbarca.eu) has won the 2013 ELF award...

Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers
2013-09-05 11:45:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new UK-based youth study, graphic images on cigarette packaging do not deter young smokers from lighting up. However, young people who said they had never smoked or only experimented with cigarettes reported being more affected by the cautionary graphic images depicting diseased lungs or heart surgery. The study, which was published in the journal Tobacco Control, considered data from two youth surveys: one taken in 2008...

2013-07-23 10:45:29

Early findings from Australia indicate that policy has an impact -- at least in the short term Plain packaging for cigarettes seems to make tobacco less appealing and increase the urgency to quit smoking, suggest early findings from Australia, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Australia formally introduced plain brown packaging, accompanied by graphic health warnings taking up three quarters of the front of the pack, for all tobacco products on December 1 2012. So far, it is the...