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2014-07-31 16:27:30

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO A new government study published today shows that 17.4 million Americans - 7.3 percent of U.S. adults - smoke cigars every day, some days or rarely. This study shows that cigar smoking is a serious public health problem that must be addressed through strategies such as Food and Drug...

2014-07-30 08:35:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) announced today its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter Highlights -- Reported (GAAP) diluted earnings per share remained flat at $0.83 per share compared to the second quarter of 2013. -- Adjusted (Non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share increased 3.7% over last year to $0.84. -- Cigarettes adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP) increased 4.2% over last year...

2014-07-28 23:00:13

Board of Trustees approves ability of College to position itself as a smoke/tobacco-free institution. Breathe Free campaign launched to promote a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Largo, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Prince George’s Community College today announced its brand new campaign, Breathe Free, which supports efforts to create a smoke/tobacco-free environment and decrease the risk factors that contribute to preventable diseases associated with...

cigarette tax and suicide
2014-07-18 06:23:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many mental health professionals look the other way when it comes to their patients smoking cigarettes, as they may appear to have a soothing effect. However, a new study has found that smoking cigarettes may have negative effects on mental health – in addition to the habit’s well-known physical effects. In the study, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois took advantage of a...

2014-07-17 16:15:14

University of York Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home. Until now, the risks of this exposure known as 'third hand tobacco smoke' have been highly uncertain and not considered in public policy. However, a new study published in the journal Environment International, has estimated for the first time the...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

2014-07-09 11:28:27

University of California - Los Angeles Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful to their health, according to a UCLA School of Nursing study. Researchers visited three Southern California hookah lounges and asked patrons between the ages of 18 and 30, "Do you believe smoking hookah is harmful to your health?" Fifty-seven percent...

Rise In High School Seniors Using Hookah Smoking Products
2014-07-07 10:51:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As smoking cigarettes becomes less and less socially acceptable, other forms of smoking appear to be on the rise. A new report in the journal Pediatrics has found about 20 percent of high school seniors have used a hookah in the past year. The new research was based on information from Monitoring the Future (MTF), an ongoing nationwide study of the actions, attitudes, and values of American high school students. The survey includes 130...

2014-07-02 23:02:56

Leading US Anti-smoking Company Freedom Laser Therapy Reports- FIFA pressured Brazil into lifting its alcohol ban at Stadiums for the World Cup to make way for their official sponsor Budweiser. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Los Angeles based Freedom Laser Therapy finds it intriguing how easily governmental restrictions to protect the public can be overturned, if enough pressure is applied by powerful corporations whom are backed by strong corporate sponsors. Craig Nabat, President...

2014-06-24 08:25:18

Campaign returns with new participants who suffered tobacco harms ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Beginning July 7, these ads will run nationwide for nine weeks on television, radio, and billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers. The launch of these ads comes as CDC is also releasing new data on how many U.S. adults use some...


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