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2011-06-17 10:35:00

Amendment Would Cripple Efforts to Protect Kids from Tobacco Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association and American Lung Association WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment offered to an appropriations bill by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) that would have given a $392 million gift to the tobacco industry and crippled efforts to...

2011-05-25 11:56:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it issued 11 warning letters last week to online retailers for illegally marketing tobacco products with misleading or unsubstantiated claims or descriptors indicating that they can be used to reduce harm or the risk of tobacco-related disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) "There is no known safe tobacco product. It is illegal for tobacco...

2011-05-22 00:02:22

Hop-on, Inc. (HPNN.PK) announced today that The Food and Drug Administration is going to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and won't try to regulate them under stricter rules for drug-delivery devices. The FDA said in a letter to stakeholders last week that it intends to propose rule changes to treat electronic cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Hop-on, Inc. (HPNN.PK) announced today that The Food and...

2011-05-02 00:00:03

DipStop Inc., the leading manufacturer of non-tobacco, non-nicotine alternatives to smokeless tobacco, announces premier affiliate marketing program. This unprecedented action marks the beginning of an eighteen month campaign to solidify the leadership position of the BaccOff brand of non nicotine, smokeless tobacco alternative products. Montgomery, AL (PRWEB) April 30, 2011 DipStopâ“ž¢, the leading manufacturer of non-tobacco, non-nicotine alternatives to...

2011-04-26 12:30:00

Electronic cigarettes that are marketed for non-therapeutic use will be regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a tobacco product, the agency announced after a federal court ruled that the products were not a drug or medical device, and cannot be regulated as such. The e-cigarette maker Sottera Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and doing business as Njoy, argued in the federal lawsuit that its products are tobacco products and not drugs. These battery-powered devices...

2011-04-25 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) "We are disappointed that the government today announced that it will not appeal a federal appeals court ruling that the Food and Drug Administration cannot regulate electronic cigarettes as drugs and devices. That ruling opened a loophole that would allow manufacturers to add...

2011-04-19 14:50:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) announced that the Reynolds American Foundation will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help provide relief to victims of the multiple tornadoes that hit North Carolina on April 16. "Our hearts go out to our fellow North Carolinians who have lost so much as a result of these devastating storms," said Steve Strawsburg, president of the Reynolds American Foundation. "Our hope is that this...

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...

2011-04-11 15:35:00

CHICAGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling all 2011 Little League Baseball and Softball players: Oral Health America's NSTEP® (National Spit Tobacco Education Program) is teaming with Little League International and the Chicago White Sox to launch its 10th annual slogan contest! Prizes include a trip to the Little League Baseball World Series in August. To enter, Little Leaguers ages 14 and under submit a phrase of up to ten words that describes why spit...

2011-04-06 23:16:24

Youths identified as American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) have the greatest lifetime smoking rate of all racial groups, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Nearly half of the 1.2 million AI/AN youths in the U.S. smoke cigarettes. A University of Missouri study found that public health strategies to combat smoking should teach refusal skills to help youths combat smoking influences, including family members and peers. "Smoking and quitting behaviors are heavily...

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