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2013-03-13 12:33:30

Cigars Sales Have Doubled Since 2000, and Teens Smoke Cigars at Twice the Rate of Adults WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While cigarette smoking has been declining in the United States, cigar sales have more than doubled since 2000, driven by an explosion of cheap, sweet small cigars that entice kids, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) National surveys show high...

One In Five American Adult Smokers Have Tried An Electronic Cigarette
2013-03-01 20:40:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular with adults. According to the new figures, one in five American adults have tried an electronic cigarette, a number that represents a steady increase over the past three years. This study was followed up with a statement from an anti-smoking advocacy group urging the FDA to begin...

2013-03-01 16:25:50

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) How low can the tobacco industry go? Thanks to one U.S. tobacco company, some Americans are now smoking kitty litter. Bloomberg News reported today that Cheyenne International's "heavy weight" cigars - which look like cigarettes, but weigh more - have a filter containing sepiolite, a clay material used...

2013-02-28 16:27:52

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A study published today by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant increase in awareness and use of electronic cigarettes, which are not currently regulated by any government agency to protect public health. Manufacturers have exploited this regulatory loophole to aggressively market e-cigarettes,...

2013-01-16 04:21:34

American Lung Association Annual "State of Tobacco Control Report" reveals tragic money trail leading to tobacco-caused death and disease; federal government largely failing to combat industry tactics WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Follow the trail of money misused by policymakers and strategically invested by Big Tobacco in the American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report released today to discover how the leading cause of preventable death...

2013-01-14 16:24:46

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Match announced today that the company is reducing the factory selling price for all Longhorn and Timber Wolf pouches to $.90. The new list price represents a 31% reduction for Longhorn and a 49% reduction for Timber Wolf. The new pricing goes into effect on Monday, January 21, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100528/PH12258LOGO) "Historically, the 'pouch' segment of the moist snuff category has grown at twice the rate...

"Death Clock" Installed In Bangladesh To Raise Awareness For Smoking Dangers
2013-01-14 12:28:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bangladesh has set up a "Death Clock" in its capital to try and raise some awareness about the dangers related to smoking. According to Sayed Badrul Karim from the Progga NGO, about 57,000 people die each year due to tobacco-related diseases in Bangladesh. The country is ranked as one of the world's highest in tobacco consumption. The "Death Clock" was installed on a road near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's residence in the...

2012-12-11 16:24:13

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The follow is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) In a win for kids and public health, a federal judge has upheld sensible restrictions adopted by the city of Providence, Rhode Island, that prohibit tobacco companies from luring kids with cheap and sweet tobacco products. In a decision handed down Monday, Chief U.S. District Judge Mary...

2012-10-04 02:23:47

ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) is announcing to the "e-cig" industry that V2 Electronic Cigarette Company touts in a corporate video that their products are "intended for long-term smokers that have had not had any success in quitting traditional cigarettes" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OK2K8g9fuk). V2 is also establishing an e-cig "association" that does not believe that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products in light...

2012-09-26 06:20:50

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proponents of electronic cigarettes, commonly known as "e-cigarettes," are misleading the public about these products through paid press releases, advertorials, and online social media by making unsubstantiated claims about their benefits and offering deep discounts and coupons to entice people to use them, despite their potential health risks. E-cigarette manufacturers and proponents appear to be the PR machine behind an onslaught...