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2011-08-01 07:32:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking results in more than 443,000 premature deaths in the United States each year. For African American men, tobacco related disease is a primary source of death. Recent studies show that "alternative" tobacco products may have replaced cigarettes as the most common products used by young African Americans. Even though tobacco-related disease is higher in African American adults, tobacco use among...

2011-07-21 12:30:19

Schroeder Institute researchers raise questions about safety, usage and future implications of new nicotine delivery products Devices marketed as "electronic cigarettes" are in reality crude drug delivery systems for refined nicotine, posing unknown risks with little new benefits to smokers, according to tobacco control experts. In a "Perspective" published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Legacy's Steven A. Schroeder National Institute for Tobacco Research...

2011-06-27 13:49:00

The Scientific Record Shows That Taking Menthol Off The Market Would Benefit Public Health So Why Wait? WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Legacy President and CEO, Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO) The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement today that it believes more study is necessary before making a decision as to whether to pursue a menthol ban is repetitive and an...

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2011-06-25 08:03:40

Neighborhoods in California with a high population of African-American students are being targeted by tobacco companies, according to a Stanford University study. Researchers from Stanford School of Medicine analyzed data collected in 2006 that compared pricing and advertisements for Lorillard's Newport menthol cigarettes, the top menthol brand, as well as that of Marlboro, the top non-menthol brand. Data from 407 stores that were within walking distance of 91 California schools were...

2011-06-24 23:01:37

Tobacco companies increased the advertising and lowered the sale price of menthol cigarettes in stores near California high schools with larger populations of African-American students, according to a new study from the Stanford School of Medicine. Although cigarette makers have denied using race or ethnicity to target customers, the lead researcher for the study said the data shows a "predatory" marketing pattern geared to luring young African Americans into becoming smokers. "The tobacco...

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...

2011-06-17 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...


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