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2013-09-09 12:27:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Year one of the federal government's "Tips from Former Smokers" national advertising campaign exceeded all expectations, driving 1.6 million smokers to try to quit and helping more than 100,000 to succeed, according to a study published today in the medical journal The Lancet. The 2012 campaign, conducted by the U.S. Centers for...

2013-09-09 12:23:18

Landmark tobacco education ad campaign more than doubled goals ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former Smokers" national ad campaign, according to a study released by the CDC. As a result of the 2012 campaign, more than 200,000 Americans had quit smoking immediately following the three-month campaign, of which researchers estimated...

Hookah Smoking Increasingly Popular
2013-09-09 11:25:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While habitual cigarette smoking appears to be headed for a long, slow demise, teens and young adults are increasingly embracing the practice of smoking tobacco through a hookah or water pipe. If you live in any urban area in the US, you've probably seen evidence of this trend in the growing number of ‘hookah bars’ popping up. New research being presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

2013-09-07 20:20:16

Statement From Legacy®, A National Public Health Group Dedicated to Reducing Tobacco Use WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies this week reinforce the need for continued study of "e-cigarettes," an emerging product that allows users to inhale vaporized nicotine in a cigarette-like fashion. Legacy has long held the position that e-cigarettes need to be approached with caution, and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products should...

2013-09-07 16:20:18

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONGRESS, BARCELONA, September 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joint-initiative between European Commission and FC Barcelona recognised for boosting smoking cessation in Europe Today, the European Lung Foundation (ELF) and The European Respiratory Society (ERS) announce that the European Commission / FC Barcelona'Quit Smoking with Barca'programme (http://www.quitsmokingwithbarca.eu) has won the 2013 ELF award...

2013-09-06 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Setting an example for other states and the nation, Florida reduced its high school smoking rate to just 8.6 percent in 2013, according to results of the 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey recently released by the state. This is one of the lowest high school smoking rates ever...

Old Smokers Still Die Earlier Than Non-Smokers
2013-09-02 09:31:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online That some smokers end up outliving their non-smoking peers has long been a preferred argument by those who choose to ignore all health warnings and light up every day. Now, a new study presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013 has found even those smokers who live to be 70 could have lived four years longer if they had just snuffed the habit in their earlier years. Though this result makes sense, given...

Menthols On The Rise With The Young
2013-08-30 14:25:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While bans on cigarette smoking are more widespread than ever, and taxes on tobacco products continue to rise, young adults are embracing mentholated cigarettes more than ever, according to a new study in the journal Tobacco Control. “Our findings indicate that youth are heavy consumers of mentholated cigarettes, and that overall menthol cigarette smoking has either remained constant or increased in all three age groups we studied,...

2013-08-30 12:22:48

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Menthol cigarettes are much more likely to be used by youth and young adult smokers than older smokers and are undermining efforts to reduce smoking in the United States, according to a new study published today in the journal Tobacco Control. The study also found that menthol smoking rates have increased among young adults and remained constant among youth and older...

2013-08-27 08:27:50

Renowned Psychiatrist Finds Electronic Cigarettes Effective Tools to Transition Off Tobacco, In Study Funded by LOGIC Technology LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, today announced the results of an expanded clinical study, conducted by Dr. Keith Ablow, showing the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes and their ability to reduce tobacco product usage. Over the course of three months, 70 percent of participants...