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2011-03-21 13:44:00

Vermont Leaders Urged to Increase Cigarette Tax by $1 WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Vermont will take center stage in the fight against tobacco on March 23 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 16th annual Kick Butts Day. Hundreds of events are planned across the nation (for a list of local events see below). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is...

2011-03-21 12:23:00

Idaho Leaders Urged to Increase Cigarette Tax by $1.25 WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Idaho will take center stage in the fight against tobacco on March 23 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 16th annual Kick Butts Day. Hundreds of events are planned across the nation (for a list of local events see below). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is...

2011-03-21 12:17:00

Florida Leaders Urged to Protect Successful Tobacco Prevention Program WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Florida will take center stage in the fight against tobacco on March 23 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 16th annual Kick Butts Day. Hundreds of events are planned across the nation (for a list of local events see below). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,...

2011-03-18 12:57:00

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Finding that the availability of menthol cigarettes increases the number of children and African Americans who smoke, the Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee today...

2011-03-16 17:34:41

The first study to analyze the complex ingredients in the new genre of dissolvable tobacco products has concluded that these pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes in places where smoking is banned have the potential to cause mouth diseases and other problems. The report appears in ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. John V. Goodpaster and colleagues point out that the first dissolvable tobacco products went on sale in 2009 in test markets in Indianapolis, Ind.,...

2011-03-16 09:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illegal sales of tobacco products to minors in Pennsylvania have dropped for the seventh consecutive year, the Department of Health announced today. "Our inspections show a sustained reduction in the percentage of tobacco products illegally sold to minors, falling from 27.9 percent in 2001 to 6 percent in 2010," said acting Secretary of Health Dr. Eli Avila. "This improvement is great news for the children of Pennsylvania because...

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2011-03-15 09:25:00

The use of menthol cigarettes among teenagers, especially African-American and Hispanic teens, is on the rise, and US health officials are said to be considering a ban on the mint-flavored tobacco products, various media reports. According to Lisa Richwine of Reuters, "More than 80 percent of black adolescent smokers and more than half of Hispanic adolescent smokers use menthol cigarettes, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration said in a draft chapter for a report due next week."...

2011-03-10 07:44:00

HONG KONG, March 10 /PRNewswire/ - Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI) and Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGX). Industry analysts have reported that the smokeless tobacco market has been expanding at a rate of approximately 2-3% per year since 2003, while the cigarette market has been contracting over the same period. Investors from around the world are invited to view fundamental and technical analysis...

2011-03-10 04:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevention. A word which has become synonymous with smoking-related deaths. Unfortunately for Sean Schoepflin, preventative measures came too late to save his Grandma, Mary, who died last week from what the American Cancer Society calls "The number one preventable cause of death in this country." Traditional tobacco use may have claimed the life of Grandma Mary, but Schoepflin, a former smoker himself, is the President and CEO of Green...

2011-02-28 15:38:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Senator Julie Rosen (R - Fairmont) and Representative Jenifer Loon (R - Eden Prairie) introduced the Cigarette Uniformity Act to address a problematic loophole that allows "little cigars" to skirt the same regulations placed on cigarettes. Already gaining bipartisan support at the Minnesota Legislature, this bill will help keep cheap and candy-flavored tobacco products out of the hands of kids and ensure proper compliance with state...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.